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A while back, I watched the documentary Gasland, a film that mapped out the practices of large companies in their quest to withdraw natural gas from the ground. I thought it was pretty good, an intelligent and at times frightening visage. I did not know, however,...

From Lynda Hawryluk: For some reason, the assembled throng of 'journalists' remind me of kids dressed up in their mum's clothes. The one on the far right looks like a dishevelled Winona Ryder. And the one in the foreground, who appears to be bored as shit...

On the weekend, I did an interview for Galactic Chat, where Alisa and I talked about me. Books I've written, ideas I have, how I write, how upcoming work is looking, and the help line that I plan to open. You know you want to listen...

A couple of weeks ago, a terrorist organisation called ITS (Individuals Tending to Savagery, an ironic name, perhaps purposefully so) send a homemade bomb to a scientist in Mexico to put fear into those working with nanotechnology. The nano terrorism trial in Switzerland concludes (my July...

There is probably some long-standing 'rule' among writers, journalists, and other word-mongers that says: 'When you start stealing from your own work you're in bad trouble.' --Hunter S. Thomspon. Still reading Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail, '72, in between writing, teaching, sleeping, the usual. There's...

Gotta go teach in a few hours, so not much time today for a blog post. However, here's a bit from the novel I'm writing at the moment: Scratching awoke Zaifyr, a low, dull noise that bled into the final fragments of his dreams, where he...

It is no secret, especially here in America, that we live in a post-Enlightenment age in which rationality, science, evidence, logical argument and debate have lost the battle in many sectors, and perhaps even in society generally, to superstition, faith, opinion and orthodoxy. While we...