Fiction


The Strange Science of Empathy and Reading 2

My stomach drops.  Suddenly everything makes sense and the lucidity I achieve makes me want to vomit.  Even re-reading this book after several years, I am unprepared for the revelation of what it means to “complete” in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.  This is empathy and reading in action. […]


7 Billion Humans on a Spinning Rock

Imagine you are a superintelligent being, formed by trillions of minds, transcending space and time. By a lucky circumstance you materialize near a planet. You find life on the planet and start to observe some 7 billion humans on their spinning rock called earth. What would you think about humanity and what would […]


Imagine all the people sharing all the world

Have you ever dreamed of making a road trip through the Ukraine? Or meeting your favorite author on the other side of the atlantic ocean? Or seeing the world through the eyes of an insect? Well, imagination triggered by fiction can take you on the nicest journey and Elif Shafakcan […]