Cordwainer Smith Feints for the Jet-Propelled Couch

Browsing for a cheap paperback at Goodwill in Davis Square, I just happened to find a beat up first edition hardcover copy of The Fifty Minute Hour, by Robert Lindner. I grabbed this for the collection, because it contains the famous essay on the subject “Kirk Allen,” who some have said was none other than […]

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Going to Hell in the Human Age

In an interview recently posted on StarShipSofa, Michael Moorcock said that he really didn’t want to write a memoir because he didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by remembering things differently than his friends who must necessarily appear in the story. Since many of them are still alive, Moorcock wanted to avoid conflicts. Despite the […]

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Alan Watts on the Clock-Mad Spirit of Modern Life

“Amerindians have always mocked the palefaces for looking at clocks to know when they ought to be hungry.  It is in the same clock-mad spirit that we are all supposed to “work” from nine to five on such preposterous projects as accounting for what we have done upon billions of square miles of paper derived […]

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The Anamnesis of Philip K. Dick

The panel is slightly weird, the story is pretty darn weird, and the artwork by R. Crumb is beautiful! Especially the opening portrait of Dick with cosmic energy flowing around him. In any case, Crumb’s interpretation of the late SF writer’s mystical revelations makes for fascinating biography. Thanks to PKD Fans for posting the entire […]

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Trapped in a World He Never Made…

When I logged on tonight, I planned to announce the release of teKML software package, but now that seems trivial compared to the sad news…that Steve Gerber has passed away. For those who didn’t experience it in the 70s, it’s hard to define the tremendous fervor and passion that Gerber aroused with his wise-cracking hero, […]

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Self-invented mythos of Karl May

Yet another delightful find on my recent trip to Berlin, was a pamphlet I found when I stopped into the Zeughaus Kino to see what movies were showing that night. They happened to be in the middle of a cool exhibit at the Deutsches Historiche Musuem and a retrospective series of films based on the […]

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Douglas Adams speaks

A long lost interview with Doug Adams, author of the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, has surfaced at the online zine, Dark Matter. Bravo, Ian! **LINK**

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