The City and the Stars (Arthur C Clarke)

book coverFrom the moment it begins, with the protagonist playing an immersive, virtual reality, on-line multi-player computer game known as a ‘Saga’, to the famous quotation “No Machine may have any moving parts”, Clarke creates a world that is instantly recognizable to us even though this novel was first published in 1956. [Read more…]



74376130John Lennon’s favourite film…or so I heard. The soon to be ex-Beatle used to pay complete strangers the price of their cinema ticket. He knew visual poetry up there on the silver screen when he saw it. Or did he?  I’m not sure whether this flick can be classified as British or American. Its budget was huge and the making of this took three painstaking years. [Read more…]

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