Life on the Moon

Welcome, puny humans, to a true tale about life on the Moon. Relax, this isn’t some freshly woven piece of conspiracy theory fit for a post-truth world; everything in this piece is 100% based on science and contains no trace of nuts. Sure, my housemate may repeatedly tell me how he read ‘on the internet’ […]

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In praise of scary books.

  Listen to me read, or read on yourself… There is a book that should be taught in every classroom, that you won’t find in any public library here bar one. I bought a copy of this book, but have been too afraid to read it. That’s not true. I could read it right now. […]

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ANARCHIST FUTURISM & THE LIE OF HISTORY [From the Archives of TheState]

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 […]

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LOVECRAFTIAN CYBORGS AND THE ALIEN AESTHETIC: Part 3 – CETI & The Aesthetics of Aliens

What follows are my extended thoughts and personal reflections a week two weeks after watching Bruce Sterling deliver a lecture on Alien Aesthetics. It’s a look at the weirder side of cyborg life and our posthuman future. A glimpse at the many ways in which we try to see the unseen and embrace the cosmos. […]

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