I move, and the lens moves with me. It never wavers, never hesitates. In graceful arcs it predicts my movement. It knows, truly knows, everything important to know about me.
In Revenger, author Alastair Reynolds takes the reader to a time and place where sail ships plying the trade winds link scattered islands of humanity, and sailors search for buried treasure and adventure. This is a world where things are measured in spans and leagues, travel takes weeks or months between settlements. And all of […]
This week, hosts Sam and Brendan are joined by guest Lucas to discuss the first half of Ursula LeGuine’s The Dispossessed, a complex exploration of society and self. Put on your anarchist hats, and tighten your belts, because things are going to get political. We stream the READ/WRITE book club every two weeks at 8pm EST […]
I’ll be streaming my bi-weekly book club, read/write, tonight at 8pm EST on Accidental Origin. We’ll be discussing the first half of Ursula LeGuin’s 1974 novel, The Dispossessed. For the audio only version of previous episodes, check readwrite.podbean.com. To watch previous episodes, check out the YouTube channel.
Buxur gazed out through the translucent material of the connection tube and watched waves of dust wash against its thin skin. It created the sound of soft rain inside the tube. Outside, the two connected vessels nearly disappeared in the particulate cloud. The ghostly ripple and swirl along the lines of the magnetic shield mesmerized […]
When I first laid eyes on him, I could hear the armour plates of his suit clank and grind together. The sounds rang clear in my mind even with the vacuum of orbit clawing at us both. He hung there, a black outline against a black background. It took an eternity for me to toggle […]
The tour guide spoke like this was the first time she’d ever uttered the words, “The soil coverings provided the crew with additional radiation protection. The domes, erected six months later…” Parnell was sick of hearing about the two-hundredth anniversary of First Landing, but work brought him through the preserved, historical, centre of town. Behind […]
The last enemy vessel detonated, washing the Alliance forces in hard radiation. Fragments of metal pinged off the hull of the corvette Athena. “Incoming transmission, Captain. It’s the Admiral,” the communications officer reported. Captain Sardis nodded, and the an image of the Admiral appeared before him, standing by the rail over the control pit. “Well […]
I’m back, after a busy Christmas/New Year. Today’s prompt really caught my imagination and I want to pursue this idea further.
I got to work with someone extremely frustrating last week. So infuriating I thought I might be forced to murder them. Unfortunately that kind of behaviour is frowned on were I work. Instead, I decided I would just kill them in effigy, in fiction. And you know what? It really helped. Instead of wanting to […]