This is one of my favorite short stories of all time, and I decided to re-read it and review. Many people know of this short story because of the film Total Recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger, then the re-make that came out a few years ago. 217 more words
Published in 1957 (or thereabouts) Eye in the Sky is one of Philip K Dick’s earliest novels. As such a lot of the established features of Dick’s future reality are not manifest in the story, in fact this is a ‘near future’ story which begins in an alternative 1957 when eight people are involved in an accident while visiting a particle accelerator – the ‘Bevatron’. 502 more words
On March 8th this year I completed a charity skydive for Kidney Research UK.
This is not a sentence I ever anticipated saying, it wasn’t the charity aspect, I just didn’t really think the thrill-seeking, jumping-out-of-a-plane-in-free-fall-then-parachuting-to-the-ground experience was something I’d ever do. 1,007 more words