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The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

I’ve been on a mini Bacigalupi streak recently – Wind Up Girl, Ship Breaker and now The Water Knife, a minor diversion into post-apocalyptic and dystopian misery which, to be honest, is a bit exhausting. To start with the good The…

Political Division

Politics, at the moment, is defined by division. In the US Trump and Clinton are coming to represent to antagonistic portions of a polarised society, with Sanders as a theoretically retired figurehead for a third faction which is in opposition…

Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel

Song of the day. Saw these guys live at the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville a few years back. Well worth the trip, as is Nashville in general for that matter. Anyway, rock me mamma, rock me…

Emperor Bush and the Absolutists

It’s easy to forget just how big the internet is and just how far into oddity the archipelago of isolated gatherings of occasionally beautiful and often disconcerting madness spreads. Even with the jaw dropping amount of human knowledge and opinion…