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Z by Jim Lawrence

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HERE COMES THE SCIENCE BIT – Einstein’s Masterwork: 1915 and the General Theory of Relativity, by John Gribbin

This is a typically well written and clear exposition of its subject by John Gribbin, one of our finest popular-science authors and a professional astronomer to boot. Einstein’s Masterwork: 1915 and the General Theory of Relativity explains in everyday language … Continue reading

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An Anarchist’s Declaration by Jim Lawrence

Originally posted on I am not a silent poet:
All governments will be disappeared Being as useless as a spandex tea tray Nation states will be deported, dragging their discredited boundaries with them Armies, navies, air forces, cops and spies…

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HYPERREALITY FLUX – Twentysix Psychogeography Stations, by Darrant Hinisco

Earlier in 2015 the photographer Darrant Hinisco was browsing in a secondhand bookshop when his interest was piqued by STEPZ, a recently published zine devoted to psychogeography and urban aesthetics. Somehow this copy had found its way in very short … Continue reading

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WALKING INSIDE AND OUT: Contemporary British Psychogeography, edited by Tina Richardson

Mervyn Coverley’s classic primer Psychogeography, published in 2006, is the essential guide to the history of psychogeography from its precursors in the 19th century via the Lettrists and the Situationist International to currents of drift in the 1990s (Stewart Home, … Continue reading

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AMBULATORY ANARCHISM: On Walking, by Phil Smith

Illumination is most likely to be found where things are everyday and modest. Reading On Walking is like falling into a dream, into mystery, into the revolution of everyday life. It is a handbook on the practice of mythogeography, Smith’s … Continue reading

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ONE MAN AND HIS DOG ON THE EDGELANDS – Marshland: Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London, by Gareth E. Rees, Illustrated by Ada Jusic  

I assumed I lived in a totalitarian city. London’s green spaces were prescribed by municipal entities, landscaped by committees, furnished with bollards and swings. There was no wilderness. There was no escape. You couldn’t simply decide to wander off plan. … Continue reading

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‘England My England: Anglophilia Explained’ , ‘All the Young Dudes: Why Glam Matters’ by Mark Dery

England My England and All the Young Dudes are long-form essays, recently published online, by the internet’s favourite polymath and cultural critic Mark Dery in which he explores with his customary forensic analysis and Menckenesque wit two formative experiences: his … Continue reading

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BOMBSHELL: A NOVEL, by James Reich

The political thriller is a traditionally conservative genre, both ideologically and structurally: it rarely, if ever, ventures into questioning the sociopolitical status quo or exploring character and plot with any other literary technique than third-person realist linear narrative couched in … Continue reading

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Ballardian Man and His Symbols – Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with J.G. Ballard, 1967-2008

A user’s guide to the Ballardennium, Extreme Metaphors is a collection of forensic analyses of the ambiguous, liberating, nightmarish 20th/21st century, a Freudo-Nietzscho-Jungio-rightist-leftist-libertarian hymn to the extremity of our obsessions. We inhabit the dreamworld we have made for ourselves, projected … Continue reading

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