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Dude, you broke the future! - Charlie's Diary
Charles Stross keynote speech at the 34th Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig, December 2017
tech  future  writers  keynote  talk 
february 2018 by warrenellis
Nick Harkaway - Currently Reading:
''You watch too much TV.' - This is also true. But again, it is not too much if it is what feeds the rat. Always feed your story rat."
february 2018 by warrenellis
Jez Butterworth’s True Calling
This was Butterworth’s second Bond; he worked on “Skyfall,” too, making the kind of script changes that his twelve-year-old self, watching the movie at the St. Albans Odeon, would be pleased to see. “You know, like Bond doesn’t have scenes with other men. Bond shoots other men—he doesn’t sit around chatting to them. So you put a line through that.”
writing  bond  writers 
november 2014 by warrenellis
The Book No One Read - Issue 17: Big Bangs - Nautilus
"In Lem’s lexicon, virtual reality was “phantomatics,” molecular nanotechnology was “molectronics,” cognitive enhancement was “cerebromatics,” and biomimicry and the creation of artificial life was “imitology.” He had even coined a term for search-engine optimization, a la Google: “ariadnology.” The path to advanced artificial intelligence he called the “technoevolution” of “intellectronics.”"
future  writers 
october 2014 by warrenellis
Julian Cope interview: 'I live in a visionary state … I'm a wild beast' | Culture | The Guardian
Did he enjoy being a pop star? "No, I hated it. I hated the assholes. And I hated the fact … it's what Smithy [Mark E Smith] said himself, that all the English bands act like peasants with free milk." What did he mean? "All their belligerence went and they turned into forelock-tugging gruelheads as soon as they were around record company types."
drugs  music  writers  writing 
june 2014 by warrenellis
The Quietus | Features | A Quietus Interview | A Journey To Avebury: Stewart Lee Interviews Julian Cope
"There's always room for one fucker. Everyone's got space in their hearts for one mad cunt."
june 2014 by warrenellis
Writers’ Blog-Tour: Nick Harkaway
"I sort of made up my own genre. io9 called Angelmaker “existential pulp“, I think because I have this enduring fascination with ontology as a plot device. "
writing  writers 
may 2014 by warrenellis
Alan Garner's Alderley Edge
"Things are said here," he tells me, "that would not be said elsewhere"
may 2014 by warrenellis
Locus Online News » Eaton Acquires Hodgson Papers
A substantial collection of letters, photographs, and unpublished stories by William Hope Hodgson is being donated to the Eaton Collection at the University of California, Riverside by Jane and Howard Frank.
books  writers 
april 2014 by warrenellis
The Junkie Genius - James Parker - The Atlantic
"Call Me Burroughs records a quasi-magical revenge attack on a Boulder deli from which two of his opiated friends had recently been thrown out. First, Burroughs arranged for a surreptitious tape recording to be made inside the deli—ambient noise, kitchen clatter, waitress-customer banter—and then, days later, with equal surreptitiousness, he played it back from a cassette recorder inside his coat as he sat at one of the tables. As Miles writes: “Over the next hour he increased the volume so that you could just about hear it, but no one appeared to notice.” Yet subliminal damage was being inflicted: discontinuous time streams, information feedback. “After forty-five minutes … one of the waiters threw down his apron and stalked out, followed by the owner, arguing loudly. The owner returned and began to scream at the serving staff, sending two of the women running to the ladies’ room in tears.” Burroughs, psychic vandal, was 63 years old at the time of this incident."
writers  weird  psychogeo 
march 2014 by warrenellis
Michael Chabon and Junot Díaz: Living on the page
"There’s few people who would argue that one does not have to cut a deal with reality to spend so much time on these projects,” Díaz says. “Whether you’re a young artist, or you’re an artist late in their career, you have made a f–king deal with reality. You’re not going to be in the world as much as a normal person, I don’t think."
writing  writers 
december 2012 by warrenellis
Rising Spimes - Charlie's Diary
"The idea of a magic paper writing book, wherein you write your first draft using a pen and paper, and it magically appears in a word processor afterwards, is a marvel to behold. Almost as much of a marvel as the speech recognition software I am using to draft this blog entry."
writers  writing  spimeworld  comp 
october 2012 by warrenellis
"Steve Aylett is a satirical science fiction and slipstream author most recently adopted by the bizarro movement. He is the creator of the futuristic, dystopian world known as Beerlight, the producer of the no-wave film, Lint, has written issues for several comic book series, and was the winner of the Jack Trevor Story Award in 2006." In case you were unaware.
music  writers 
october 2012 by warrenellis

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