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‘The Greatest’ 1942-2016

  The Greatest: “Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, in Phoenix, at the age of seventy-four, was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance, global fame, and sheer originality that no novelist you might name would dare conceive him. Born Cassius Clay in Jim Crow-era Louisville, [...]

The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

  SevenEves by Neal Stephenson (Harper Collins) The 2015 Hugo Awards spat illuminated a particularly ugly corner of science-fiction, where Anglo-Saxon males scuttled together in fear of difference. Debates over that variety of conservatism have dominated the discourse for a while now, possibly leading us to forget about the other kinds that have long infested [...]

Correction of Factual Inaccuracies

  The Con has been made aware of alleged unethical conduct and factual inaccuracies related to the piece, “Suffer the Dark Arts” by freelance journalist Percy Mabandu, which was published on September 15, 2014, and can be found here: http://www.theconmag.co.za/2014/09/15/suffer-the-dark-arts/ We view these transgressions in a serious light and wish to make the following statement: [...]