Rise and Fall of Dodo

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. - Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland “But there was never any doubt as to the gist: some manner of cause-and-effect relationship existed between the rise of scientific knowledge and the decline of magic.” Page 42. According to one interview or authorial note, Neal Stephenson would write his novels all […] read more

July Fourth

In my world, there is a fairly common bumper sticker, in a variety of forms, but the lettering tends to be the same, “Everyone gave some, some gave all,” with a reciprocal refrain, call and response, “Freedom isn’t free.” While everyone else was using the holiday as an excuse to consume too much beer, eat […] read more

Shockwave Rider

The Shockwave Rider - John Brunner It's an older text, but I purchased a fresh-pressed digital copy, maybe a year or two back. Shockwave Rider, previously. “It bore a message in firm clear handwriting, unusual now that most literate kids were taught to type at seven.” Excerpt From: Brunner, John. “The Shockwave Rider.” Manhattan Transfer […] read more

From Marcus Aurelius Book 7

“49. Pass in review the far-off things of the past and its succession of sovranties without number. Thou canst look forward and see the future also. For it will most surely be of the same character, and it cannot but carry on the rhythm of existing things. Consequently it is all one, whether we witness […] read more

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