The h2g2 Post 15.06.15

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Posted:15th June 2015

Private Lives, Public Views

William Blake's FB picture. This month, we're talking about how science fiction becomes reality. Sure, twentieth-century scifi writers predicted all sorts of technological change, leading to utopia/dystopia. But what about the old guys? Like, say, William Blake? He was a pretty visionary fellow. Here we imagine what his Facebook page might have looked like, and speculate as to whether the Mods would have enjoyed his brand of philosophy. It's fun to do things like that. Try it yourself, because Create is breathing down my neck for submissions. I might as well share the pressure.

We have other creative things in this week's issue. More cinema. An exciting sport report from Egon. Another artistic vision from Cactuscafe. More stories in 42 words. Not 'or less', just exactly 42 words. It's a peculiar h2g2 literary form, and we're proud of these people. Their imagination is staggering. At least, that's what we often do after reading these offerings. It's a little like being drunk…ask a glass of water.

When you think of secret government documents, what do you imagine? Terribly official and ominous language? What about a badly proofread, mimeographed parish newsletter full of chatty stuff, but marked 'Top Secret'? Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, we now know what sort of drivel was written by spies of the past. We bring you a sample to enjoy.

The h2g2 Post is chatty – we never shut up – but hardly secret. Not even Medium Secret. What we find, we shout from the internet housetops. Join in the shouting. Leave a comment or two.

Thanks for reading, and have a good week!


Dmitri Gheorgheni

VERY WILD LIFE
  • Lemurs by Willem.
  • A polydactylopus Europa.


LOOKING DEEPER

ART HORIZONS

  • The frieze will look good in neon, but the oxen are critics.
  • Sunset Script by Cactuscafe.

STUFF TO READ

STUFF TO WRITE
  • June Create.
  • Oliver Cromwell.
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