Book of the Month :: Soft Reset

Soft Reset The Unit observes, fascinated at the small child making paper chains, using six separate cameras in the room to focus on tiny, pink fingers. The process is reassuringly mechanical: pick a colour, lick an adhesive end, loop one strip inside another. Creating flimsiest of constructions is the most adept of creators, sitting transfixed … Continue reading Book of the Month :: Soft Reset

Book of the Month :: Memoirs of the Twentieth Century

This month’s featured collection of John Wyndham’s short stories makes more than a passing nod to the concept of travelling through time; theorised by writers for centuries, long before Einstein’s Theory of Relativity suggested the possibility in 1915. In fact, one can go back well into the 1800’s for examples of literature based on the … Continue reading Book of the Month :: Memoirs of the Twentieth Century

Book of the Month :: Consider the Future

If you knew there was a chance to change the future, would you take it? It is 1978, a year after Star Wars, and I am listening on a cold March night on an ancient transistor radio to the first episode of a new Radio 4 series entitled ‘The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.’ That … Continue reading Book of the Month :: Consider the Future

Book of the Month :: Understanding Wyndham

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris spent a lot of his life trying to decide which of his many monikers he felt most comfortable writing under. We will this month be looking at works only under the first two: however at some point every one was used to sell fiction. The desire to switch identities … Continue reading Book of the Month :: Understanding Wyndham