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STATION ELEVEN – by Emily St John Mandel

  Book Review

I waited  nearly two years for the book to surface in a bookstore or library in Cape Town. In the end I succumbed to Book Depository’s excellent prices and bought it on-line. 310 more words


S[he] Dies

This is a chapter out of my new novel S.h.e. It’s creepy, it’s so close to being real, and it’s what’s in my head daily. Read, enjoy, comment, repeat. 794 more words

Book review #3: Songmaster by Orson Scott Card (1980)

Possibly my favourite novel (though I wouldn’t be willing to state that absolutely, just as I can’t quite claim Brighton Rock by Graham Greene as my ultimate favourite), … 1,691 more words

"Station Eleven" then read "Before the Fall"

As I was reading the June-released Before the Fall  by Noah Hawley (yes, the one you’ve seen in the book store) I was trying to remember where I’d read something like it: the give and take narrative, everything explained in backstory. 678 more words


Prescience in Fiction 

Anti-immigrant rhetoric…build a wall…despise the other…blame victims…carry weapons.

I’m not referring to hate speech spouted by some egomaniacal aspirant to power in the United States. This is all from the fictional world created by… 64 more words


The predictability of smooth roads, clean environment, things running on time, uninterrupted power, water in the tap and  other public utilities delivered without a thought does take away all adventure from everyday life. 567 more words

Dystopian Living

The Tribunal

“Mr. Mitchell, I’m very glad you decided to join us this morning.” The Judge’s vocal tone and facial expression did not reflect gladness to John Mitchell, but then he was used to society’s collective sarcasm. 3,086 more words

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