A reading of Seveneves

Seveneves, a novel by Neal Stephenson   From times immemorial, we have dreamed about it, painted it on caves walls, written fiction and speculations, prayed for it not to happen: it is mankind's common nightmare, Armageddon, the end of our world, the end of our species. Will it be caused by our own misbehaviour, a … Continue reading A reading of Seveneves

Against Evil

"And the hard part is that she knows better, knows that beneath the high-cap scumscapes created by the corporate order and celebrated in the media, there are depths where petty fraud becomes grave and often deadly sin." ~ Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge  For the past twenty years, that’s the time we have been sheltering in … Continue reading Against Evil

Cryptonomicon: Das Messer sitzt mir an der Kehle…

 ...The knife is at my throat... As Günter Bischoff, the best U-Boat skipper of the Kriegsmarine, lies dying, in 1945, in the hull of his submarine, off the shore of Manilla, he reflects on what could have been: "...It was a nice conspiracy while it lasted..." Cryptonomicon, published in 1999, is Neal Stephenson's second triumphal novel, … Continue reading Cryptonomicon: Das Messer sitzt mir an der Kehle…

#AtoZChallenge: April 24 – U is for “Ultra”

“Ultra was the designation adopted by British military intelligence in June 1941 for wartime signals intelligence obtained by breaking high-level encrypted enemy radio and teleprinter communications at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park.” The deciphering of messages generated by the enemy’s Enigma machines for land and naval forces was, by all accounts, … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 24 – U is for “Ultra”

The Page

Chapters One and Two are out! I'm grateful for comments from readers and writers... This is "work in progress", an unfinished novel which is still evolving, with characters running away, doing their own things! The virtual locations, Berlin and then the "Mindless Island" are in Metaverses (respectively Twinity, renamed Tarsus, and SL) but also, in … Continue reading The Page