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War of the Worlds

July 9, 2020 - 16:07 -- Admin

I had no idea this HG Wells classic had been remade. I don’t know much about it except that it’s mostly set in Europe, and it looks like the invasion wipes out pretty much everyone in the first few hours.

It kicks off tonight on SBS, if you’re in Australia.

A professor of morbid curiosity.

July 2, 2020 - 09:40 -- Admin

I sent out my first invoice in nearly four months yesterday - since early April, according to my invoicing app. And that last invoice I sent was literally the last invoice I will ever send to Fairfax/Nine. They kicked my arse to the kerb in the first week of lockdown.

And yet I'm still doing better than a lot of people, and a hell of a lot better than most peeps in media and publishing. If you're doing it tough wherever you are, my thoughts are with you.

Asimov's Foundation

June 23, 2020 - 18:30 -- Admin

It’s been a helluva long time since I read Foundation, or tried to. I vaguely recall it being a bit… unfocussed. Or didactic. Or something.

Anyway, I don’t have fond memories of the first book, but I do recognise it earned its chops as a cultural touchstone.

Now that is a tasty burger.

June 23, 2020 - 16:59 -- Admin

For a while there I couldn’t remember the last time I went out for breakfast. Sometime before… all this. (Frantically waves hands around). If it seems a little weird that in the middle of a global pandemic, your maximum author here is sad for bacon, well, I love bacon. And melted cheese. And one perfectly fried egg. Even if it doesn’t love me.

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