speculative fiction

Deus Ex Arca and what makes it great

This is an intellectual love letter. Some stories are good. Some are great, and when I say great I mean that staggering kind of great that makes you want to read it again immediately, and then emulate it as best you can. One such example of the latter is Deus Ex Arca by Desirina Boskovich

Teaching in fiction, or how I learned to stop worrying and love cryptology

Here’s an idea to make school more fun, and the world a more considered place: let’s embrace the teaching potential of fiction. As a species we love stories in all forms, so much so that we go out of our way to consume them at every opportunity. So if we’re doing it anyway why not make the most of it?

What's a genre for?

I’m beginning to wonder if there’s an elephant in the room when it comes to sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all the other things that come under the umbrella of ‘speculative fiction’. It might just be that elephant is called Genre. The question is, are we approaching the point where it's more of a hinderance than a brave new world

The SCP Foundtion

Secure. Contain. Protect. These are the missions of the SCP Foundation. This site represents the archive of a secret global organisation which has been working since [REDACTED] to protect humanity from the bizarre and malicious things in existence. The world is so much weirder than the X-Files every thought people.