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    Blackout in the Brain Lab

    What will happen to the organoids? A work of fiction.

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    Los Angeles Is Gone

    In an excerpt from his new novel, the author drowns La La Land.

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    Most of the Mind Can’t Tell Fact from Fiction

    Even after you understand how an illusion operates, it continues to fool part of your mind. This is the kind of double knowledge we have when we consume fiction.Photograph by KieferPix / Shutterstock Stories, fiction included, act as a kind of surrogate life. You can learn from them so seamlessly that you might believe you […]

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    Most of the Mind Can’t Tell Fact from Fiction

    Even after you understand how an illusion operates, it continues to fool part of your mind. This is the kind of double knowledge we have when we consume fiction.Photograph by KieferPix / Shutterstock Stories, fiction included, act as a kind of surrogate life. You can learn from them so seamlessly that you might believe you […]

  • Chiang_HERO

    The Great Silence

    A parrot has a question for humans.

  • Batkie_HERO

    Echos

    What happens when a person is simultaneously lost and found?

  • North_HERO

    The Cost of Blood

    When corporations run the government and any crime can be bought.

  •  Powers_HERO

    The Woman Redeemed by Trees

    A story about connection by the National Book Award winner.

  • Leckie_HERO

    Buying Freedom

    What happens when you barter a jail break for the wrong person?

  • Tegmark_HERO-2

    The Last Invention of Man