In The Fish of Lijiang by Chen Qiufan a workaholic office worker is diagnosed with a stress-induced illness and sent to the rehabilitation center in Lijiang. The city isn’t as he remembers it, though, and then the story takes the sort of left turn that you would expect from someone like Philip K. Dick.
Dr Beth Singler discusses Blade Runner, Zhora, her snake, and the ethics of sexbots and slavery.
Simon Brew argues that obsessing over box office receipts puts us in danger here of giving movie studios even more excuses to avoid risks in favour of staying within the boundaries of mainstream fare.
Nnedi Okorafor defines Africanfuturism.
Denzil at Discovering Belgium visits the Menin Gate for the Last Post.