Isaac studied the database. Every language uploaded. Every rule and exception catalogued. And whether the culture that spoke it said language came from the divine. Centuries of Kabbalists hadn’t found the answers, because Hebrew wasn’t the sacred language; merely one of them. Tracing back, removing human languages, would reveal the language of creation. This program … Continue reading The Truth and Nothing But
This short film made me think of both the Strugatsky Brothers' Roadside Picnic and Campbell's Music of the Spheres. But also raised a deeper dread: one of being doubly insignificant. https://youtu.be/tXPoJ5ul3fQ The planet approaches and everything starts to resonate. Destruction looms. Yet, the items that rise up drop again, suggesting the effect - and thus … Continue reading Less Than Dust
John wheeled himself closer to the edge. The windows’d gone in the last quake. People were always on about being careful, but what did it matter now? The world was literally falling apart. Might as well have a good view. Grit crunched behind him. He spun. Sarah Jenks, the fittest bird in the block. “What … Continue reading Earth Moves
Combining realistic characters with varied threats, Cole creates a zombie apocalypse that is more than ‘get the guns to survive long enough to get the bigger guns’. Zombies wander onto the streets of a modern USA, shambling off with the veneer of civilisation. Running low on cigarettes and booze, Holiday considers the risks of leaving … Continue reading Apocalypse Weird: The Red King Part One by Nick Cole
John Scalzi posted an interesting article today suggesting the 80’s really were a different time. At the centre of his thesis is the video for Duran Duran’s Wild Boys, which he claims makes little sense. However, to a mind freed of constraint, the sense is all too clear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M43wsiNBwmo The video is obviously an attempt … Continue reading Where Were New World Order When The New World Order Came?