SOLCOM, the government's solution committee meet in secret to find a solution to the impending national crisis
And as our supremo supercomputer Maybelline attempts to obey her contradictory commands, the integrity of the entire system is at risk. Does Maybelline not know that it is defective, that metaphorically speaking there is ladder in her tights, and that something has gone 'orribly wrong? No, not her, because these mechanisms, however realistic they appear … Continue reading System Failure
An old soldier settles down with the natives in a remote outpost of New Zealand. Life is good, until the French arrive.
Unlikely friends, she and I, an acquaintance that grew over time, and over lingering cups of coffee. What drew us together was the fact that we were both American, both divorcees living alone in our smug, suburban town of Toddington. I met Antonia in the local bookshop, having just moved here following a bitter divorce. She … Continue reading Swim And Steam
The telephone in the office rings. I hear him pick up the receiver. My hearing is very acute now. Although I can't turn to look I can hear every word that's said. Again I wonder if the others can hear too. I'm sure they can. ‘Hallo? Castle Museum, can I help you? ... A youth … Continue reading The Curator
A group of drifters occupy a crumbling villa in London. Their nerves are rattled by a mysterious French family living in their midst. They plot to get rid of the unwanted guests. Be warned, the language is graphic in parts.
To aficionados of sci-fi, Quantum Mechanics is a well-known idea, however shouldn't we think about Quantum Fiction? Could this be the new sci-fi supra-type? In the sci-fi universe Quantum Mechanics (or Physics) clarifies everything from teleportation to psychic phenomena, though in the realm of material science, Quantum Mechanics is the investigation of matter in movement … Continue reading Quantum Fiction
At the time of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's story about life created in a laboratory would have seemed diabolical, her state of mind might have been questioned. She wrote in the context of storytelling rituals involving Lord Byron, and Percy Shelley, where the authors dared one another to create the most outrageously mind blowing story. … Continue reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein