Ronald Wright in his splendid “A Short History of Progress,” makes a very strong argument that human civilization, in all its manifold forms, will collapse. That is, unless something is done to stop the accelerating environmental damage from the juggernaut of opportunistic development. Continue reading The End is Nigh; for sure; perhaps, could be, unless….
In the first two books of the Abelard Chronicles there are tantalizing hints as to Abelard’s origins but no full narrative on his life. How did he acquire his extraordinary skills as a warrior and, most of all, how did his mind end up working like your normal corporate honcho’s, only in its extreme versions – his solutions to vexatious situations usually mean a quick recourse to violence? Does he really come from the 14th Century? Continue reading Book Three: OVERHEATING