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Will Save The Galaxy For Food – Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw

Let me just get this out of the way: I am not the biggest sci-fi fan out there. What I’ve read, seen and played over the years I’ve enjoyed, but I’m quite picky about what I consume in the genre of ‘scientific fictionalness’. I don’t own any Peter F. Hamilton (because I try to make a habit of not owning literature that needs to be … Continue reading Will Save The Galaxy For Food – Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw

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“A Certain Chemistry” – Mill Millington

I believe it was the wise philosopher Haddaway who once asked, ‘What is love?’ (before pleading with people not to hurt him any more). A Certain Chemistry is Mill Millington’s attempt to answer that question in his own dry way. Being a lowly ghostwriter, Tom seems to have yielded to a life of mediocrity, going nowhere in his career. But at least he has his … Continue reading “A Certain Chemistry” – Mill Millington

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Progress: Ten Reasons To Look Forward To The Future – Johan Norberg

It is almost a triumph of humanity that in 2000-and-whatever, we can stare head on into the chasm of our own past and pine for a little thing known as a ‘simpler time’; that bygone era where daffodils were 9ft tall, horses were doughnut flavoured and the sky was made of smiles and opium (memory is a weird thing) Continue reading Progress: Ten Reasons To Look Forward To The Future – Johan Norberg

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“We Have Always Lived In The Castle” – Shirley Jackson

The platitude of the tragic writer is such a cliche, it should be printed on greeting cards. An author channelling some personal disenfranchisement and using it to fuel their prose is about as common as…some very common…thing. Or something (did I ever tell you I used to get paid for professional writing?) Bukowski wrote about his struggles with poverty, his dead end jobs and his … Continue reading “We Have Always Lived In The Castle” – Shirley Jackson