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Feb. 19, 2013 / by / 0 Comments

George Orwell Cover

George Orwell pages

“He could not remember what had happened, but he knew in his dream that in some way the lives of his mother and his sister had been sacrificed to his own. It was one of those dreams which, while retaining the characteristic dream scenery, are in continuation of one’s intellectual life, and in which one becomes aware of facts and ideas which still seem new and valuable after one is awake.… More

The van is out of commission

Feb. 19, 2013 / by / 0 Comments

Phillip K. Dick, The Dark Haired Girl, cover

Phillip K. Dick, The Dark Haired Girl, interior

“The totalitarian society envisioned by George Orwell in 1984 should have arrived by now.  The electronic gadgets are here.  The government is here, ready to do what Orwell anticipated.  So the power exists, the motive, and the electronic hardware.  But these mean nothing, because, progressively more and more so, no one is listening. … More