The following essay was originally serialised on The State from May 20, 2013. genesis and forking timelines It’s the early 90s. In the form of an Australian teenager finishing high school, with a head full of Heinlein, I tried to join the Army. That future never eventuated—in this timeline, anyway. I entered university still full of […]Read more "ANARCHIST FUTURISM & THE LIE OF HISTORY [From the Archives of TheState]"
This is Warren Ellis’ closing talk from Future Everything 2015: This part (about 14mins in, which I have transcribed for you) is a eulogy for tech conferences that generate more tech conferences presented at the closing of a conference that’s being saying the future is now for twenty years, and design fiction written within a […]Read more "Looking for the Exit at Some Bleak Circus"
We were in Coober Pedy, I think, or definitely getting close to the edge of the Zone, one Saturday or Sunday morning… it was definitely morning… but after a week on the road, days loose their meaning. Anyway, idly flipping through whatever subset of channels was available in that particular hotel room with its geographic […]Read more "Cthulu Sync Log: from Lovecraft to the Chthulucene"
I’m super-psyched to announce I’m one of the author’s for the latest spin-off from the Doktor Sleepless comic, http://grinding.be. It’s a group blog Warren’s setup to document Grinder culture. As he says: Imagine: you want to be a superconnected, modified, new kind of human, and you consider your own body to be a work in […]Read more "Grinder group blog – grinding.be"
from (NSFW) SuicideGirls The Sunday Hangover with Warren Ellis … One of the few people in music who seem to me to be really leaning into the future right now is Burial, the reclusive lofi dubstep wizard whose work conjures fantastic images of a drowned London and haunted electronics. He’s doing his bit to save […]Read more "..The Sunday Hangover with Warren Ellis (SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 2007).."
If anyone’s going save us from this imaginative death of the future, it’s the InternetJesus.. from Warren Ellis‘s livejournal You are never going into space. You will never own a jet pack. Your car will never fly. HIV will not be cured in your lifetime. Cancer will not be cured in your lifetime. The common […]Read more "Doktor Sleepless is coming to save the future"
Bloc Party‘s new album, A Weekend in the City. I believe The Prayer will be the first single, but Uniform is my fave track by far. This is cd is both more sparse and more layered than their debut. newuniversal, a new take on an old series, this time with Warren Ellis at the helm. […]Read more "3 awesome things that kick off '07 nicely…"
Bloc Party‘s new album, A Weekend in the City. I believe The Prayer will be the first single, but Uniform is my fave track by far. This is cd is both more sparse and more layered than their debut. newuniversal, a new take on an old series, this time with Warren Ellis at the helm. […]Read more "3 awesome things that kick off ’07 nicely…"
John Rogers expands from his recent post to elbaborate thusly (from which I’m just gonna pull the highlights, but the whole things really work a read): 4GM: Nobody gets Rich, Everybody Gets Paid … Whedon’s Angel very much died because the WB realized they were just advertising for 20th Century Fox’s box sets. … DVD […]Read more "..4GM: Nobody gets Rich, Everybody Gets Paid.."
Warren Ellis recently said is his post Flying Frogs And Crashed Rocketships
I share a conviction with Steven Shaviro, whose most recent book was CONNECTED, that we live in a science fictional world. Not the one everyone expected, of course no jetpacks. But good science fiction, challenging science fiction, is never about the future we expect. Sf has never been about predicting the future. Its been about laying out a roadmap of possibilities, one dark street at a time, and applying that direction to the present condition…Read more "SF in a science fictional world"