October 15th, 2018
…and all the fond nothings of daily life should clothe themselves in elemental sparks and shoot with fiery speed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, from hemisphere to hemisphere…
— A Thread Across The Ocean
September 4th, 2018
Conquerers live in dread of the day when they are shown to be, not superior, but simply lucky.
— The Stone Sky
August 6th, 2018
If a religion is a system of human norms and values that is founded on belief in superhuman order, then Soviet Communism was no less a religion than Islam.
July 21st, 2018
Like a government diverting money from defence to education, humans diverted energy from biceps to neurons.
July 5th, 2018
So many ways to screw the pooch, and just one staggeringly complex, scrupulously modelled, endlessly rehearsed, indefatigably tested way to succeed.
April 22nd, 2018
They sat there in the evening of the last day. And, though there was no actual point to it, they loved each other.
—The Best Of Richard Matheson
March 6th, 2018
Photographs are photons on flypaper.
—The Ursa Major Moving Group
February 12th, 2018
Language is imperfect; poetry, perfectly imperfect.
January 9th, 2018
And since we are speculating, we’ll use those powerful pseudo-laws, the Principles of Mediocrity and Minimal Assumption.
—A Fire Upon The Deep