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Each month, the Internet of Words presents a selection of content: fiction, essays, poetry and non-fiction, inspired and directly influenced by our Book of the Month.
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August’s featured text was ‘Consider Her Ways and Others’ by John Wyndham.
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Understanding Wyndham: Described by Stephen King as ‘perhaps the best writer of science fiction England has ever produced’ we explain who Wyndham was and how his craft was influenced by the turbulent history he lived through…
Consider the Future: Consider Her Ways quite literately changed my life when I first read it in my early teens. Over thirty years on, the story of ‘a world without men’ is still relevant, funny and ultimately believable…
Memoirs of the Twentieth Century: Wyndham’s short stories on time travel were typical of an age obsessed with the concept of changing the future. We consider the origins of the genre, and how modern media has expanded on those early efforts.
Soft Reboot: In a future where men are grown yet women are created, a fledgling AI makes a tentative pact with a disabled girl to advance the human race…
All the exclusive Patreon content this month was poetry-based, with subject matter inspired by themes from four of the six short stories in the collection:
Odd :: Stitch in Time :: Random Quest :: A Long Spoon
July’s featured text was ‘Ways of Seeing’ by John Berger.
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Seeing a New World: John Berger redefined the process of visual criticism with the groundbreaking ‘Ways of Seeing’; we discuss what a modern audience can learn from his observations.
My Body, My Internet: How the business of individual body perception has come of age thanks to Social media and personal awareness, and why this freedom matters more then ever before.
The Ambiguity of Image: Learning to understand that ‘what you see is what you get’ may not always be the truth: there are lessons to be learnt around the concept of duality by everyone in this brave new world…
The Key To Dreams: Faced with fatal disease, one man changes his life after answering an advert…