63 Years

63 years ago today, a fellow named Paul Tibbets flew a plane named after his mother halfway around the world and dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. If you want to know how this came to be, may I recommend my micropatronage-funded essay “Dark Miracle“? It’s about the Manhattan Project […]

On the GMF and the Singularity

Here’s something I wrote on Whitechapel, Warren Ellis’s message board, in the context of a discussion about the Singularity that I started. I thought it would be worth posting here, as it explains some of my earlier thoughts. My whole point with the Grim Meathook Future thing was that, despite what us nerds would like […]

On The Meridian Of Time

Over in my “random quotes” box to the right, you’ll occasionally see this pop up: On the meridian of time there is no injustice; there is only the poetry of motion creating the illusion of truth and drama. It’s a quote from Henry Miller’s Tropic Of Cancer, and I’ve always liked it, mainly for the […]

Need Some Old Music

So I’m working on a comics script, and I need some music from the 1920s — partially to reference, and partially for ambiance while I’m writing. Unfortunately, I don’t have the money to buy this stuff, and I think a lot of it might take some effort to track down. So does anybody have any […]

Pat Dollard's War on Hollywood: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com

Pat Dollard’s War on Hollywood: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com Getchell and Laurenn told me about this article last night, and my God…just read it. Block out an hour and read it. It’s an absolutely astonishing piece of journalism about an absolutely insane, remarkable man named Pat Dollard, who went from being one of Hollywood’s top […]