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Out of This World Exhibition

Yesterday I popped along to the Out of this World exhibition at one of my very favourite places, the British Library. It’s a thoroughly diverting exploration of the history of sci-fi literature and well worth a visit. Any serious exhibition that manages to work in a quote from Groundhog Day – “Well, what if there […]

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How beavers and fops saved America

Oh, alright. the title of this post is a little misleading. But, as may be becoming apparent, I can’t resist ridiculous animal history, and it turns out the humble beaver really did play a crucial role in the early chapters of the American story. Here’s the tale, quoted from Raymond Seitz’s review of Nick Bunker’s […]

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