Style Evolution Of The Douchebag: This slideshow follows the douchebag through the 50s to the modern era. Just what comes next for our roaring cousins? Literally no one knows.
Henry Fuseli’s Nightmarish Visions: This guy does some of my favourite images of nightmares.
Interview with Tim Maughan: Tim Maughan speaks about the state of science fiction and his own writing. As usual, he gets asked about the cyberpunks. Although he cites them as an influence, I find this comparison peculiar and lazy. I detect very little of cyberpunk in his writing. This is a good thing. (All your punk are just instragrammed nostalgia for The Modern Fashionasty.) If I thought his writing was cyberpunk, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it. Their 30 year old vision of computers and society have become restrictive. Chuck it all out, I sez. Start again.
GIFS IN MIAMI: The GIF is 25 years old.
The Burgess Lecture: Dominic Sandbrook on A Clockwork Orange (part 2): A short lecture on A Clockwork Orange and the mixed but generally lukewarm reception it received when first published and some reflections on how well it fit into the time it was written.