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Posts by Matthew Surridge

Holding Court

Slayton doesn’t like the Court’s judgment on same-sex marriage (which he calls an “issue on the gay and lesbian agenda”), but it’s hard to see what exactly his criticisms are. The government of the day turned to the court for a ruling about how the Charter should be applied; the Court responded and gave a ruling.

Burn, Baby, Burn

If traditional science fiction was born out of American fascination with technology, then cyberpunk is trans-national, suggesting the downside of the future while dwelling on economic degeneration, sinister mega-corporations, and cybernetic and biological advances that reduce the human body to the status of a hackable machine.