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Review: After Progress, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, and The Fires of Shalsha

Three more offerings from the incessantly fertile mind of John Michael Greer.

Review: Holy Cow by David Duchovny

While Elsie’s annoying qualities as a narrator dampen her effectiveness as an environmental agitator, the points she makes are spot on. She eloquently admonishes her human readers, "You can't just wear the food chain around your neck like a bauble or necklace. You're part of it and if …

Review: A History of the Future by James Kunstler

In the category of thrilling fiction about our post-industrial future, James Howard Kunstler’s World Made By Hand novels have no equal.

Review of After Oil: SF Visions Of A Post-Petroleum World (short story collection edited by John Michael Greer)

'After Oil: SF Visions Of A Post-Petroleum World' is a short story collection edited by John Michael Greer.

Deep thought - dystopia and revolt - June 5

•The War on Scarcity •The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future •Without Water, Revolution •Turkish hopes for a new beginning •The Stockholm Uprising and the Myth of Swedish Social Democracy •The Natural Limits Of Confronting Our Limits •Days …

Review: The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality by Gahan Hanmer

Self-reliant, “intentional” communities, as they're often now called, have been around for centuries. They have come in a myriad of forms, including monasteries, secular communes, co-ops, cohousing communities and many others.

Two Books that Shed Light on Our Present Predicament: Arcadia and The Dog Stars

There’s no shortage of modern writers who are exploring our modern dystopia by, as someone has put it in a different context, “remembering forward.” Recently, I happened to read two such novels back to back, both quite fine and both illustrative of that something in the …

Deep thought-Dec 6

•Welcome To The New Normal: Poor, Not Special, But Here And Not There •Feed the Hunger •The Cloud: What are we doing to our minds?

The desert and the settlement: three American anarchists

 Akshay Ahuja reviews A Paradise Built in Hell, Good News, and The Long Loneliness.

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