William Gibson: I was losing a sense of how weird the real world was’

The writer who invented cyberspace and possibly the most influential living sci-fi author on the challenges of keeping up with a reality even stranger than fiction In 2016, Pattern Recognition the first of his novels set in a near contemporary version of reality when the Twin Towers fell, forcing him to rewrite that novels world and the backstories of its characters. His future had to catch up with the present. That said, Gibsons futures have always got a little tangled up with the present. Probably the most influential living writer of speculative fiction, his best known aphorism is the futures already here its just not very evenly distributed. Two or three generations of readers have now seen the futures he …

‘Festival of Brexit’ boss says 120m event will prove cynics wrong

Martin Green vows to bring nation together with a bit of joy and hope and happiness It has been mocked and pilloried as a Martin Green said the aims would be to bring the nation together, showcase British creativity, and on a basic level bring some joy, hope and happiness. The idea of a post-Brexit festival of Britain was announced by Theresa May in May 2018 and Hulls year as UK City of Culture, was announced as festival leader over Christmas, and while he is a long way from announcing what might be commissioned, he has a clear idea of its broad aims and of what it wont be. There is obviously a big narrative going on around healing and …

The Deuce final season review the porn epic everyone should be watching

David Simons seductive drama about the peep shows, pimps and porn stars of Times Square bows out in brilliant and bittersweet fashion. Tune in while you still can Towards the end of the second season of Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Eli Winter: discover the young folk guitarist making sense of loss

Still at university studying creative writing, Winter has released an elegant and emotive debut album drawing on the rustic instrumental genre of American primitive Robert Johnson met the devil at the crossroads, but Steve Gunn on NPR. In 2013, Winter, now 22, was an anxious, antisocial 10th-grader (year 11 in the UK) at a competitive high school in Houston. Playing guitar provided a respite from his intense workload. He had been copying Elliott Smith and Nick Drake songs, though he found it unsatisfying to play music that was written to be heard as part of a group. But through seeing American primitive. One name haunted his new obsession the Chicago guitarist his untimely death in 2009. On 1 January 2014, …