Tag Archives | politics
Adam Lang, ex-Prime Minister, is writing his memoirs. Or to be more honest, he needs a ghostwriter. Someone to do […]
Posted on 14 July 2014 | By Fence | 2 responses
Book one in the Walking Cities series Blackwell is a Hugliev, a once powerful race that have been hunted to […]
Posted on 2 September 2013 | By Fence
Ever since she arrived on Prosper Station Quyen has been welcomed by the Honoured Ancestress, the artificial intelligence that runs […]
Posted on 21 April 2013 | By Fence
The final questions for the Dune group read are:
- What is your reaction to finally learning the identity of Princess Irulan? Do you think that her convention added to the story?
- Were you satisfied with the ending? For those reading for the first time, was it what you expected?
- On both Arrakis and Salusa Secundus, ecology plays a major role in shaping both characters and the story itself. Was this convincing? Do you think that Paul would have gone through with his threat to destroy the spice, knowing what it would mean for Arrakis?
- Both Leto and Paul made their decisions on marriage for political reasons. Do you agree with their choices?
- What was your favorite part in this section of the book?
- One of the things I noticed in the discussions last week was Herbert’s use of the word “jihad.” What do you think of Herbert’s message about religion and politics?
Posted on 25 July 2011 | By Fence | 6 responses
It is 2039 and Georgia & Shaun Mason are up and coming bloggers. Solid betas they are on the look out for the story that will enable them to break away and start their own site, their own identity. And they are about to get their big break, because presidential hopeful Senator Ryman is about to start campaigning for the Republican nomination. And the Masons are going to be part of his media circus.
Oh, and did I mention the zombies?
Posted on 10 June 2011 | By Fence | 7 responses
Edit: What is a questionnaire without a graph? embiggen it So, where do you stand on the political compass? I’m […]
Posted on 13 March 2007 | By Fence | 5 responses
And hopefully once half five rolls around there’ll be no thought of politics or history, just rugby, and a win […]
Posted on 24 February 2007 | By Fence | 8 responses
Yesterday, at lunch I walked by An Roinn Iompair and spotted a very sorry looking tricolour; looking like it had been half blown off the flagpole a few days earlier and not been touched.
It wasn’t until much later, when I was on my way home and spotted the flag outside the court in exactly the same state that it dawned on me. They were simply at half mast, but because there was very little wind they were just hanging there, not blowing.
Posted on 14 June 2006 | By Fence | 11 responses
Sun the 16th of Oct was the 115th anniversary of the birth of Michael Collins. And marking this date was […]
Posted on 20 October 2005 | By Fence | 6 responses
Isn’t this a scary looking banner? I mean, first of all “Homeland Security” is so 1984 it really isn’t funny, […]
Posted on 2 September 2005 | By Fence | 7 responses
Was browsing over on the Irish Independent’s site (reg or bugmenot req’d), and came across a letter on the topic of immigration. It was written agreeing with one in the paper the previous day. I hadn’t seen the first one, so took a peek. It’d make you wonder.