Asher Elbein

Asher Elbein

Sep
23
Orc is Man To Orc

Orc is Man To Orc

What does it take to create an entire race of enemies?
18 min read
Aug
15
The War on Invasive Species Is Making Things Worse: An Interview With Erick Lundgren

The War on Invasive Species Is Making Things Worse: An Interview With Erick Lundgren

On feral ecologies, the failures of invasion biology, and the blurred lines between introduced and native species
30 min read
Jun
09
The Problem We All Live With

The Problem We All Live With

A beloved YA series leads to musings on the nature of child sacrifice.
8 min read
Apr
21
The Future of Dinosaurs: An Interview With Dr. David Hone

The Future of Dinosaurs: An Interview With Dr. David Hone

Dinosaur documentaries and an interview on the futures — knowable and unknowable — of dinosaur paleontology
16 min read
Apr
01
Decline And Fall Free: The Fall of Padme Amidala

Decline And Fall Free: The Fall of Padme Amidala

Naboo's senator for peace failed long before she picked up a gun
9 min read
Apr
01
Decline And Fall: The Clone Crisis

Decline And Fall: The Clone Crisis

Preparations for the Forever War begin in America--and in a galaxy far, far away
33 min read
Mar
03
The Species Problem

The Species Problem

A recent New York Times story about T.rex forces us to ask: what, if anything, is a species?
8 min read
Feb
25
Decline and Fall Free: Let Us Beware Great Men

Decline and Fall Free: Let Us Beware Great Men

How do you end up with a man like Senator Palpatine?
5 min read
Feb
25
Decline And Fall: Phantom Menaces

Decline And Fall: Phantom Menaces

26 min read
Jan
27
Hunting Men: A Conversation with Gretchen Felker-Martin

Hunting Men: A Conversation with Gretchen Felker-Martin

An interview with a rising horror star about gender apocalypse stories, the importance of sexuality in media, and how to reject the very notion of safety.
15 min read