The Early Days of a Better Nation

Friday, September 18, 2009

More plugs

I clean forgot to mention that I have a flash fiction in the current issue of New Scientist and that I'm guest judge for the Edinburgh University Science Magazine's 'Edinburgh of the future' short story competition, which is open to all.

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I found it on Paul McAuley's blog last night and bookmarked it, with the intention of reading it today. As usual though, the Real World intervened. But the day is not yet over.

Fun read. Glad to know that your breakfast table is as conversational as mine. Love technology. Thanks for posting the link.

Loved that!

Am I right in guessing you've been reading Ch.1 of Capital? Both 'reflective surface' but more:

"Yet, for all that the table continues to be that common, every-day thing, wood. But, so soon as it steps forth as a commodity, it is changed into something transcendent. It not only stands with its feet on the ground, but, in relation to all other commodities, it stands on its head, and evolves out of its wooden brain grotesque ideas, far more wonderful than if it were to dance of its own accord."

Neat idea, Anon, but I'm afraid Marx's magical table wasn't on my brain at all when I wrote 'Reflective Surfaces'.

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