Science fiction, or speculative fiction, is very often used as a vehicle to try to explain why we as humans are, well, quite so boneheaded. As hard as we try to understand reality, it is often so much easier, and less painful, to have our inexplicable realities and frailties wrapped in a sugary dose of fantasy. It aids in digestion.
What resides at the bottom of a second bottle of Shiraz? I had the occasion, albeit under the very heavy influence of a bottle or two of an extremely pleasant Shiraz, to stumble upon a rather tall gentleman with an odd outlook on life. Well, odd in the fact that he was rumoured to be dead, but we’ll come to
I just adore ‘How To’ articles, so here is ‘How To Sell Books.’ There are millions of how-to articles floating around the ether of the Internet. Some of my favourites include, ‘How to drink a martini’, ‘How to train your dragon’, ‘How to knit a hat’ and ‘How to get a cold’. It’s just amazing how many things there are that we
There is too much truth in the starving artist stereotype. Whether it be writing, painting, sculpture, dance, singing, opera, or artistic vandalistic impressionism, the arts have rarely led to the road paved with gold. Writing, of course, is one of the easiest ways you can join this brigade of hopeful fools and dreamers. Yes, we all know of the rich