Are We Becoming Eloi?

The Eloi were, of course, the child-like, cattle-like race of humans in H. G. Wells' "The Time Machine." They didn't do anything except sit around in the sun, eat the food and wear the clothes provided to them by mysterious means without even wondering where they came from. They were used as food by the … Continue reading Are We Becoming Eloi?

Post-Rapture Reading Suggestions

I think we can all conclude that even if the Rapture occurs as predicted by Harold Camping, (where it says, "The End off [sic] the World," I guess spelling doesn't count in Heaven) I'm not going anywhere. Furthermore, I refuse. I'm holding out for Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Gods, as any good Norsewoman would. … Continue reading Post-Rapture Reading Suggestions

Get out your reading lists and a pencil…

Because I'm about to add to those lists. Thanks to The Book Bench (the books section of The New Yorker magazine) and Random House's twitter feed, I just skipped through a slideshow of books over at The Guardian that are now all on my "To-read" list. There are modern books, and one from H.G. Wells, … Continue reading Get out your reading lists and a pencil…