Australia braces for its Mad Max future

Australia is set to warm faster than anywhere else on Earth. Time to pull on the leather armour and fire up the last of the V8 Interceptors.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 6:18 am

Help fund Salford Green Party’s election campaign

Perhaps Bez can give the million pounds he was planning to raise for The Reality Party to Salford Greens, because we’re not getting any money from rich donors, unions or any other interest groups. We are, however, running a crowdfunder.

Posted by on 15 January 2015 | 8:31 am

There’s no such thing as Reality

Is it any great surprise that Bez’s Reality is not part of our world? Because of a communication breakdown, the crazy dancer’s Reality Party doesn’t officially exist, and he won’t be able to stand for Parliament under its name.

Posted by on 15 January 2015 | 8:23 am

Are you Charlie?

I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever read Charlie Hebdo. I always bought a few bandes dessinee magazines, but I had a preference for lushly rendered ligne claire tales full of hard SF and occasional naked people. Since the magazine’s offices were attacked, there has been an amount of self important commentary suggesting the cartoonists […]

Posted by on 11 January 2015 | 5:15 pm

Ultimate Custom Show

I’m a bit of an odd Green, because this was my birthday day out (a day early). Usually you’d have to drive to the location of a car show, which is tricky when you don’t have a car, so to be able to walk to this one was pleasant. There were some really nice cars […]

Posted by on 10 January 2015 | 4:55 pm

Let There Be Life!

The beginning of life may have been inevitable, it seems, a natural and logical result of thermodynamics. From the standpoint of physics, there is one essential difference between living things and inanimate clumps of carbon atoms: The former tend to be much better at capturing energy from their environment and dissipating that energy as heat. […]

Posted by on 4 January 2015 | 12:07 pm

Sam 7

SAM 7 author: Richard Hubert Francis Cox Written in 1977, you could look at this as a precursor of all the technothrillers that flourished in the 80s and 90s. It’s a what-if tale loaded with technical details. The book starts strong, with Mossad hitting a Palestinian terror cell in Paris and stealing paperwork about planned […]

Posted by on 28 December 2014 | 6:11 am

Self portrait with Christmas decoration

Merry Christmas everyone.

Posted by on 25 December 2014 | 10:17 am

Solstice (Irwin Book 2)

“You’re a tough one, Danny. I’ll give you that.” The figure slumped against the concrete didn’t acknowledge the compliment beyond flinching away from the sound of his assailant’s voice. Something heavy rumbled over the bridge above them at speed. Even as Saturday rolled over into Sunday, there were still vehicles on the motorway. The bulky, […]

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 4:29 am

How to steal a health service, how to save a health service

I’m already a Green, I understand that we’re the only sane vote left. But I know that some people still need some convincing. The NHS is being stolen from us by governments that are more interested in their friends’ and backers’ profits than the common good. When it’s laid out nice and clearly as above, […]

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 11:02 am