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What I Found in Carl Sagan’s Journals

Excerpts from the Sagan Journals: 1969-1979   By Heather D’Angelo The first time I heard the name “Carl Sagan” was somewhere along the FDR—I was around six years old, and sitting beside my dad during our usual Friday night drive from my grandmother’s house in Staten Island. The special edition of Cosmos had just […]

Martian Drug Trip: Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

In Philip K. Dick’s hallucinatory sci-fi novel The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Earth’s first Martian colony is a lonesome, hardscrabble place that keeps its handful of occupants under the twin spells of boredom and isolation. The colonists have one means of escape from their living conditions: they chew a psychedelic narcotic called CAN-D and participate in […]