Essays

“Empathy Machines: Nine Deeply Humanist Science Fiction Films.” Tor.com. 18 June 2020.

“What Mister Rogers Can Teach Us About Storytelling.” Tor.com. 9 May 2018.

“Sex, Love, and Humanism: Reimagining Religion in #gods”. Tor.com. 11 September 2017.

“Blue Thunder Is Watching You: Advanced Tech Meets Cold War Paranoia.” Tor.com. 3 August 2017.

“What Beavers Can Teach Us About Hope, Resilience, and the End of the World.” Tor.com. 26 May 2017.

“‘Stick Around’: A Schwarzenegger Guide for the Uninitiated.” Tor.com. 22 May 2017.

Defending Your Life as a Philosophy of Life.” Tor.com. 30 November 2016.

“Harry Dean Stanton and the Art of the Everyman.” Tor.com. 8 November 2016.

The Day After and The Fire Next Time: Lessons in Big Message Storytelling.” Tor.com. September 2016.

“The Fantastic Voyage of Innerspace.” Tor.com. 17 August 2016.

“Showing, Telling, and the Limits of Adaptation: An Orwellian Case Study.” Tor.com. 14 July 2016.

“Why is Westeros So F%cked Up?” Tor.com. 26 April 2016..

“Science Fiction and the Defiant Weirdness of Queen.” Tor.com. 19 April 2016.

“W.E.B. Du Bois and the Literature of Upheaval.” OUP blog. 29 February 2016.

“Now Is the Perfect Time for a New Star Trek.Tor.com. 18 November 2015.

“Words of encouragement, unsolicited advice, and a few reservations about starting a novel for NaNoWriMo.” OxfordWords 4 November 2015.

“With Luck We Shall Make It, and Without Luck We Shall Not.” Tor.com. 12 January 2015.

“An interview with Mohsin Hamid.” OUP blog. 30 November 2013..

“Blaxploitation, from Shaft to Django.” OUP blog. 3 June 2013..

“Understanding the Muslim World.” OUP blog. 10 April 2013.

“African Americans at the Olympic Games.” OUP blog.  11 August 2012.

 

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