What Star Trek Can Learn from Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

This week, we wish happy birthday to Star Trek — the original series began 50 years ago! That’s an impressive run, and it’s still going strong. It’s gotten me thinking about what Star Trek means to me, about the latest movie and about spin-offs and reboots in general. Reinvented stories …

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Book Review: The Fifth Season

This has been a pretty sweet week for me, book-wise. First, I re-read The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin, which is among my favorite books of all time. Then its sequel, The Obelisk Gate, came out, so of course I devoured that. (This is how I spent my Saturday …

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Stories Are Not Commodities

Scenery from British Columbia

For fiction writers and nonprofits alike, stories are at the core of our work. They’re in our DNA. The connection is obvious for speculative fiction: the genre is its stories. In the nonprofit sector, the value of storytelling has been so touted by marketing professionals in recent years that it’s …

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