Category Archives: ascent of man

The Great Explainers!

Our books today all hail from the same turbulent, amazing decade, the 1970s, when (believe it or not, you headstrong young things of today) it seemed to every intelligent person that some version of ‘the future’ was suddenly here among us, suddenly happening. The first hints of hi-tech automation, the first inklings that complex machines […]


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The Open Letters Blogs
Like Fire
Novel Readings
Hammer & Thump
The Four Color Opera


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In the Penny Press!

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