Month: September 2015

Dromornis Stirtoni and The Rusted Earth

As I recently finished a novel set in 1890s Australia – called The Rusted Earth – with surviving megafauna, I became obsessed with the thunder birds, or Dromornithae. In particular, I very much love the Dromornis Stirtoni, one of the oldest, and the largest of the thunder birds, measuring at 3 metres tall. Why am […]

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Dick’s The Simulacra

The Simulacra by Philip K. Dick My rating: 3 of 5 stars Not one of Dick’s better books. There are simply too many balls in the air for him to keep control. Some lovely passages and ideas: the return of the neanderthals after nuclear devastation, Loony Luke and his jalopies which will take you on […]

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05 September 2015

Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors

No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur […]

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