Phil Corbluth

Philosopher. Writer. Artist. GeekDad. Joyful Benefactor.

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Fiction

The Wars of (Ir)rationality

After the galaxy condensed from matter of the first great cataclysm, a grand civilisation reached the peak of it’s maturity. Their planet was a place of only light for they inhabited a binary star system where night never fell. They… Continue Reading →

Tales from the Library of Babel: Part II

I have not, until now experienced true horror within the Library, the Library of all Libraries. That is unless the general loneliness of my long yet finite journey can be described as mere horror in itself. The books appear to… Continue Reading →

The Jolly Reaper

Welcome to Reaper version 2.045. Please may I ask your name? It’s Emily. Emily James. Hello Emily. You appear to be female, is this correct? It is.. I am. Great. Do you mind this voice or would you prefer it if I change to… Continue Reading →

Tales from the Library of Babel: Part I

I cannot adequately describe my loneliness and isolation: For months now I have been wandering the stairways of the Library alone. I remember years ago I could barely pass from one gallery to another, without meeting a colleague who would… Continue Reading →

The Simulated Artist

The artist decides he can’t stand the smell of oil paint any longer.  He doesn’t understand the reason why, because he used to love it. He gets annoyed by the paint drips and the constant cleaning with thinners that irritate… Continue Reading →

The eLibrary of Babel (after Jorge Borges)

The universe (which others call the eLibrary) is composed of a single hexagonal gallery. In the centre of the gallery is a ventilation shaft that extends for an unseen but finite distance and is bounded by a low railing. If… Continue Reading →

Burn All Reading Machines!

The Benefactor has spoken! People of One State rejoice! A new edict! Burn all Reading Machines without delay! Consign them to the flames! I, C772 have a new purpose and rise with vigour. The light of a new day streams… Continue Reading →

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