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Reading "The Wake": a metaphor for doing science

I’ve just started reading Paul Kingsnorth’s The Wake. I’ve never read anything quite like it – in writing style, tone, or storyline. The piece that comes closest to its elegiac, portentous, and historic style is perhaps… 715 more words

Watershed Moments 3.0

IQ - Live On The Road Of Bones

The latest in a (very) occasional series of Archive private releases, sold exclusively by the band at their gigs and through their website – Review by Tim Darbyshire… 285 more words

CD Review

A different kind of publishing: my leap into the unknown

Seeing as my ‘book-in-progress’ is up on the Unbound website seeking to make its way into the world, I thought I’d better say something about this whole shebang. 1,372 more words


First Impressions: The Wake

As I move steadily into my 100 Books challenge, I have finished up The Wind-up Bird Chronicles, which I began and read most of in December.   727 more words


My Favorite Part of Writing

My favorite part of starting a new novel is the research.  Truth be told, I probably add unnecessary elements to my stories just so I can research something like “poison dart frogs” and find out their venom is used for treating stomach ulcers (oh yeah – gotta fit that into the plot!!)  Some stories don’t require a lot of research but when you have a protagonist like Fi Butters, a lover of all things odd and curious, you’ve got to keep your mind and a Google window open. 310 more words


Must-Read Comic Recomendations [Nov 2015]

I remember the days I thought that comics could only come from two places: Marvel and DC. Some may blame the mainstream media for this thought process; I blame my own ignorance. 921 more words


The Wake, and I, Agitator by Matt Duggan

Many on the Left in Scotland voted for independence from the United Kingdom in last year’s referendum; and many of those of the same persuasion in England supported that position. 1,058 more words