Category Archives: Literature

World Book Day – 1st March

March 1st is World Book Day! World Book Day Ltd are a registered charity set up to promote reading, financed by literacy organisations, publishers and National Book Tokens Ltd. Continue reading

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World Book Day – March 2nd

March 2nd is World Book Day in the UK and Ireland. World Book Day Ltd are a registered charity set up to promote reading, financed by literacy organisations, publishers and National Book Tokens Ltd. Continue reading

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Orwell’s 1984 Back On Top of the Best Seller Lists

George Orwell’s seminal novel, 1984, is back at the top of the best seller lists and is currently number one on Amazon. Continue reading

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100 Science fiction & Fantasy Books You Must Read

The editors at Amazon have got together and compiled the 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime.

I’m glad to see my personal favourites are on there:

Solaris
The Lord of the Rings
Frankenstein
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
I am Legend
1984
Ready Player One
H. P. Lovecraft: Tales

– Your Joyful Benefactor

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Zero History by William Gibson

Zero History by William Gibson is one of the authors more mainstream novels that began with Pattern Recognition over ten years ago, and deals with the impact of the modern technological age on personal and business relationships, the impact of the “everything now” culture and how it can change people’s behaviours and identities, sometimes for the worst. Continue reading

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Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free by Cory Doctorow

“Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free”, is the new book by Cory Doctorow.

Doctorow argues that in order to make a living in the digital age, artisans must be prepared to give away content they produce in order to gather an audience, who will then empower them as creators and pay them back by other means.

In other words, give away the music track – but sell the T-shirt.

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