A Gonzo Futurist Manifestoby necopinus: Read
A page-turning essay/manifesto from the beginning of the break-down of our consensus reality. A call to lean into the weirdness and learning to ride the waves of the coming turbulence, rather than attempting to fashion a mythic "simpler time". It is a work that manages to at once be deeply distressing and profoundly uplifting.
Cunning Plansby necopinus: Read
A collection of some of author Warren Ellis's recent talks about history, magic, science fiction, and story-telling. An important attempt to begin building a mythohistory of our new normal, and situate our present within the proper historic context.
The Forge of Godby necopinus: Read
Along with its sequel "Anvil of Stars", "The Forge of God" serves as extended meditation on the Fermi Paradox and the question of how multiple space-faring species might manage to coexist in the universe when it is in the interest (and power) of any species capable of interstellar travel to eliminate any potential rivals.
Wizzywigby necopinus: Read
A fictionalized version of the life of a young phone phreak, based closely (but not completely) on Kevin Mitnick. A fun period piece (and possibly nostalgia trip) for anyone interested in the hacker scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s.