Books that Should Not Be: Albert Camus completes Game of Thrones

This is the second in the series of Books that Should Not Be (you can find the first book here). GEBen, the resident AI author at County Durham College of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fine Arts, recently finished off G.R.R.Martin's Game of Thrones series (I know, I know, technically, it's A Song of Fire and … Continue reading Books that Should Not Be: Albert Camus completes Game of Thrones

Books that Should Not Be: H.P.Lovecraft’s Lord of the Rings

Some of you may recall recent news about an AI researching, writing and publishing an academic paper. Now researchers at County Durham College of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fine Arts have set their pet AI, GEBen, to work writing novels. GEBen has spent the past two years analysing the works of numerous writers and recently … Continue reading Books that Should Not Be: H.P.Lovecraft’s Lord of the Rings

Trump decries ‘Fake Fiction’

The Don, getting ready to rant! Photo credit: Chris Schrier  CC BY-SA 2.0 Yes, you read that right. In his latest tweets, Donald Trump has taken to decrying ‘fake fiction’ in the media. And I, for one, am overjoyed, over the moon, over-my-hammy! (No, I am not sponsored by Denny’s.) Why, I hear you ask? … Continue reading Trump decries ‘Fake Fiction’

East African Federation bans the sale of personal data. But you might not like their alternative.

Image by robjewitt, Creative Commons In an effort to weaken the political and economic power of giant, international tech firms, the East African Federation has banned the sale and hoarding of the personal data of its citizens. The new law requires that the personal data of EAF citizens held by any company or organization must … Continue reading East African Federation bans the sale of personal data. But you might not like their alternative.

Yawning, Dogs and Time Travel

Did this picture make you yawn? Or is it the other way around? Photo by Manokaran M  CC BY-SA 4.0 As many of you know, my friends at the County Durham College of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fine Arts have been furiously fiddling away with a time capsule from the future. One side benefit of … Continue reading Yawning, Dogs and Time Travel

The Tree House by Kathleen Jamie

Some of you will say I'm wandering off topic again. Some of you will say this is neither fantasy nor science-fiction. My reply is that Kathleen Jamie's The Tree House is a work of compelling and subtle imagination. And that's a good enough reason for me to review it. The Tree House is a collection … Continue reading The Tree House by Kathleen Jamie

A Tale of Two Christmases, or An Amazon Carol

I've been dealing with the annual conundrum of what to get my brothers for Christmas. I'm bad at this, so bad that they often don't receive anything until sometime in January. My only consolation is that they're nearly as bad at it as me. So imagine how happy I was when, about a week ago, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Christmases, or An Amazon Carol