Starting with the infamous book burnings of May, 1933, in Berlin and university towns across Germany, books were one of the Nazis’ explicit targets. Confiscated books were considered to be as necessary to the war effort as seized munitions or fuel.
Parallel Lines, says writer, 'is very Star Trek in the way it invites an examination of deeper themes'
If you want a single word that describes wandering around the house wearing a shirt and no trousers, ask a Hungarian.
On April 29, 1937, as part of their Words Fail Me series, BBC broadcast a segment that survives as the only recorded voice of Virginia Woolf.
"In both writing and sleeping, we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives."
'The Great Railway Bazaar', the first of Paul Theroux's classic travelogues, published in 1975, is the essential book about getting on a train and seeing where you end up. Here we reproduce, in full, its first chapter. In it, the novelist, then in his early thirties, escapes from London and begins a journey that would take in Istanbul, Iran, India, Japan and all in-between. Later, Theroux answers our questions on modern train travel...
Is Scandinavia really a social democratic paradise?
After the Iraqi capital's venerable literary district was car-bombed in 2007, an ongoing project was launched drawing hundreds of print artists to pay individual tribute. Here is a short sample
The official website of Dr Thomas Post.
“Whether your purpose for writing is artistic expression, communication with friends and family, the healing of the inner life, or achieving public recognition for your art - the foundation is the same: the claiming of yourself as an artist/writer and the strengthening of your writing voice through practice, study, and helpful response from other writers.”
In 2013 at Institute for the Future, we explored what we're calling the Coming Age of Networked Matter. Over the next few decades, a confluence of breakthroughs in physics, engineering, biology, computation, and complexity science will give us new lenses to observe the wondrous interconnections surrounding us and within us. To help make this future tangible, we commissioned some of our favorite writers of speculative fiction.