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My Unplanned Obsolescence

Chapter 2. Uncle Thom Cobbley – And All. I met Tommy Haslam in Slam Dunk – a funky, friday-night, polysexual, but mostly gay, male, black club on London’s Oxford Street – in the glorious summer of...
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William Gibson’s classic 1984 kick ass sci-fi novel Neuromancer can be quoted in the same lofty margins of prophetic books from the last century which include Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s...
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden there came through the open door the heavy scent of the...
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Death on the Installment Plan – Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Lara Taffer kicks off our series looking at forgotten books and authors who made an impact and whose work has an enduring appeal. Referred to by some as the forefather of black comedy, Louis-Ferdinand Céline...
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Influence – Mystery Novel

Read the opening chapter of Influence the debut novel by Stuart Johnstone. Lizzie Dean is drawn into an occult murder mystery after the death of her friend. The police investigation is not progressing and Lizzie...
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Dinner in Company

Alphacorp “Megatower” residential complex, 71st floor, apartment C423: 19:45 pm. Andy was waiting for his evening meal delivery (biovat-grown salmon, tuna and eel sashimi and a double portion of wakame). His wrist implant had been...
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“Cat in the Rain” Ernest Hemingway

There were only two Americans stopping at the hotel. They did not know any of the people they passed on the stairs on their way to and from their room. Their room was on...
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Best Books on Zen

The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever Is.” - Eckhart Tolle Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind In the forty years since...
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Musings from Malawi – My Business with Coffee

Read part 1 one of Glenron Yearwood's short stories from Malawi. In March this year I volunteered some time to make good on a promise to visit the coffee bean growing region of northern Malawi in...
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Childhood Stories From Ireland

Baz Morningstar with a couple of nostalgic Irish short stories of growing up as a kid in Ireland. The Legend of "Gitty NANA Sistersknickers" When my brothers and I were little and we lived in a...