Sunday, October 20th 2013
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Wednesday, October 9th 2013
New t-shirts, shot glasses and other things at Doctor Whisky’s House Of Strong Medicine: http://www.doctorwhisky.com/
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Thursday, October 3rd 2013Tweet
Saturday, September 14th 2013
That time that I made a shitty text graphic of a Warren Ellis quote instead of doing any of my work.
This will be stuck to the corkboard above my desk while I write my undergraduate thesis, because I’m going to need the reminder.
Monday, August 26th 2013
Monday, August 19th 2013
always remember: this is the office that i installed inside your brain, and i visit far too often for your comfort
(mostly posted because this photo is by Ellen Rogers, who’s just announced the development of a videogame you may be interested in)
we return you to normal service and the occasional threat
Saturday, August 17th 2013
Digital card created by Voodoo Darling.
Thursday, August 15th 2013
“There’s an expectation around writers of science fiction, which I sometimes am, that we’re predictors of the future, that that is the business of science fiction. Which we’re not, and never were.”
Monday, August 12th 2013Tweet
Wednesday, July 24th 2013Tweet
Monday, June 17th 2013
I was feeling a little blue and I was looking for something on the internet to cheer me up and Warren Ellis has a post on his tumblr pointing to a website, I Write Like, so I thought, oh, hey, why not? Warren got David Foster Wallace; I was thinking, huh, maybe it’ll tell me I write like John Steinbeck! Hell, maybe David Mitchell!!!
Sigh. Going to bed now.
PS - It’s funny. I admit it. Even I think it’s funny.
Poor Joe. As I said to him on Twitter: I’m laughing, but I also somehow feel kind of terrible for him.
Also this website is clearly a curse and the people who built it should be sterilised.
Saturday, April 20th 2013
This is indeed author Joe Hill here on Tumblr, with this evil question.
Off the top of my head this afternoon:
GREAT MAMBO CHICKEN AND THE TRANSHUMAN CONDITION, by Ed Regis, was my deep introduction to transhumanism and fringe science. I’d read the odd issue of MONDO and the like as I could find and afford them, but GREAT MAMBO CHICKEN was the serious dose, from rocket man Bob Truax through to robot brain man Hans Moravec and back again. Wonderful book. Nowadays, I think it’d read as a marvellous time capsule.
WORDS AND MUSIC, Paul Morley. It may actually be one of the best books about music ever written, even though it’s not really about music so much as it’s about someone whom music happened to.
FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL ‘72 is the best book Hunter Thompson ever wrote, and it’s unfairly overshadowed by the others.
EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS by Peter Biskind. I find it hard to describe why I find this book so affecting. It’s basically the story of American cinema in the Sixties and Seventies, remarkably heavily sourced and researched, with a rich supply of funny, creepy and titillating detail — but it’s also about the multiple journeys of the commercial artist, and weirdly scary and heartbreaking, like a dozen car crashes in a row.
And DOOM PATROLS by Steven Shaviro, which he describes as “a theoretical fiction,” but it’s not, really. You can read it yourself for free and find out. In some ways, it’s almost like the flipside to GREAT MAMBO CHICKEN, where you immerse yourself in that Nineties moment where common culture breaks up into a swirl of Everything Weird Happening All At Once. It was like the light of an explosion reaching your senses before the sound and the shockwave arrived.
Tomorrow I would have a different list.
Ah, thanks for this, Warren.
Tuesday, March 26th 2013
Since a few people asked me to make it rebloggable.