Author Archives: callmebaka
Decades of Science Fiction compiled, introduced and provided with interesting background information by Applewhite and Minyard.
Decades of Science Fiction is a compendium of short sci-fi story’s illustrating the development of the genre from the late 1800s, with Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, through the golden era of Pulps, to the 90’s with the wonderful … Continue reading
Herland is a wonderful wonderful book. I sought it out after hearing it discussed on the partially examined life podcast (http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/2011/09/05/episode-42-feminists-on-human-nature-and-moral-psychology/) It is ostensibly an old-fashioned tale of discovery and exploration, full of social commentary, without it seeming shoehorned in, … Continue reading
I want to be able to write. There’s only one thing likely to hold me back and that is shear incompetence. This isn’t fishing for complements, I’m just not very good. I can write stream of consciousness type introspection, nonsensical … Continue reading
I have a confession to make, I had entirely forgotten that I’d created a wordpress blog. I had forgotten this fact so completely that, I only realised when I decided to start a blog and found that the username callmebaka … Continue reading
Is this real? Am I sitting at my desk, composing, typing and indulging my caffeine addiction? Or as Descartes considered as a distinct possibility, am I being deceived by malicious demon? Personally I’m inclined towards the former, but that’s … Continue reading