Tag Archives: Science fiction

Do you trust your senses?

This week another story emerged in the media about a city appearing in the clouds on 7 October – this time in Foshan in the Guangdong province of China. Image of cloud city above Foshan, 2015 (source unknown) I’m not … Continue reading

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J.G. Ballard

J.G. Ballard at Empire of the Sun signing, 1984 J.G. Ballard is one of those people who’s professional history oozes energy and enthusiasm for life, with a healthy interest and obsession with everything that is obscure and perverse about human … Continue reading

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Alternative Guide to the Universe

A.G. Rizzoli George Widener Alternative Guide to the Universe explores the work of self-taught artists and architects, fringe physicists and visionary inventors, all of whom offer bracingly unorthodox perspectives on the world we live in. Inspiringly original and bracingly eccentric, … Continue reading

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Iain Banks

Image from the Guardian Best quote: “The Universe says simply, but with every possible complication, ‘Existence’ and it neither pressures us nor draws us out, except as we allow. It all boils down to nothing, and where we have the … Continue reading

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Michael Rakowitz

Coming Soon – The Moon, The Stars and The Sun 2009 The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own traces links between western science fiction and military-industrial activities in Iraq during and after Saddam … Continue reading

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