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Synthetic Drugs on a Bummel

The Song of Synth by Seb Doubinsky is a science fiction novel about about a strange new drug that creates a fungible boundary between our perceptions of real and virtual worlds. The story fits loose

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Cyberpunk Culture Conference

“Early cyberpunks drank the kool-aid of neoliberal transreality,” Sherryl Vint In this surrealistic slow-motion transformation of our human society we have all become Number Six, isolated in our own

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Japanese Rocketry on Diamond Bay Radio

Join us for a new podcast on Japanese Rocketry. go to the PODCAST This is an interview with Subo Wijeyeratne, who recently completed his PhD in the History of Science (at Harvard). We spend 40min tal

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Zapf Punkt Summer Solstice 2020

Join us for the sixth issue of Zapf.Punkt. Download your free copy from Diamond Bay Press: Zapf.punkt 6 (Summer Solstice 2020)Download from Diamond Bay Press There are just so many ways for the world

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Memory and Hong Kong

The reality of Hong Kong has always been subsidiary to its unreality. That hilly, rugged terrain, murderously hot most of the year, was infested with things that bite. Over land slithered cobras,

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Zapf Punkt Spring Equinox 2020

It’s a global pandemic, time for the fifth issue of Zapf.Punkt. Download your free copy from Diamond Bay Press: Zapf.punkt 5 (Spring Equinox 2020)Download from Diamond Bay Press There are just so man

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Tweeting the Global Pandemic

There are just so many ways for the world to go haywire, aren’t there? And yet, when you boil it down to the broth, there is nothing quite like a global pandemic that really evokes the proper mood.

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Cinemois by Jean Pierre Melville

Out of curiosity, I bid on issue No. 75 of Cinema 63 that was up for auction on eBay in France. The magazine arrived promptly, fairly reeking of mildew and with pages cracking off the spine, but de

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Boskone 2020

For those of us born back in the halcyon years of the last century, the year 2020 always seemed like a futuristic milestone. Would we be jet-packing through blue skies in our post-scarcity economies

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Bookmarks at Arisia

Arisia 2020 was upbeat, considering the difficulties they had during the year. And the fan-driven aspect of Arisia seemed to be more tangible this year, with many freebies and flyers of interest For