Lou Cornum

5 Stories by Lou Cornum

We Are All Astronauts

In posing Earth as spaceship rather than living matter, Buckminster Fuller misses the spontaneity of dynamism and creation itself. Decay is necessary.
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The Far Side of Utopia

Instead of thinking of space exploration as isolated national efforts, we can view the smaller programs of countries like Lebanon and Zambia as inspiration...
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We Are a Space People

If science fiction's aim is to estrange, does a Navajo rendering of the Star Wars universe make strange the strange? Can this reappropriation ever...
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When Space Films Are Just a Vehicle for Patriotism

Outer space has been a backdrop for Western man to define himself since Galileo, who claimed the Earth was of the heavens and that...
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Who Gets to Go to Space?

Proposed travel to outer space these days is a backward-looking endeavor. The angel of history has become an astronaut.
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