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Classic SciFi 9: Isaac Asimov I, Robot & Killer Robots

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 April 2017 As with my Detective & Crime Series, I began Classic Sci Fi with great ambition. I haven’t got to all of the Classic Scifi that I wanted to write about but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Inspired by the Neglected Books Page, I have resurrected some neglected or little …

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Atoms, Bytes, Genes

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Featured image: Detail from Genetic Drift 1, Tony Stewart, July 2004    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 February 2017 Atoms, Bytes & Genes: Science in the 21st century Preamble I made a political statement about science in a recent article 1984 The Way We Were. We also needed someone in the 1990s and in the twenty-first century to remind us that …

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What is History 5: EH Carr Historians & their facts

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 January 2017 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, disease and natural disasters that have …

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1984: The way we were

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  14 December 2016 1984: The way we were and the way we are now It is 1984. I am just shy of 19, Reagan is about to be re-elected in the US, Thatcher is administering the UK, and our new prime minister, Bob Hawke, along with his treasurer, Paul Keating, is planning his own quiet …

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Secret City Trilogy Steve Lewis & Chris Uhlmann

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 November 2016  Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis’s novels, The Marmalade Files, The Mandarin Code and The Shadow Game (Secret City) Cybersecurity I have been thinking that I should write something about cybersecurity and the slow moving tragedy of what is happening to the Internet. But there is so much, the task seems daunting and …

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Food writing 3: More Articles I liked from Choice Cuts

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  7 October 2016 Food writing 3: More Articles I liked from Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky This is the last of three articles on Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky. The reason I am analysing this anthology of food is because of my own and probably almost everyone’s general ignorance of food writers through the ages. …

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Food writing 2: Articles I liked from Choice Cuts

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 September 2016 Food writing 2: Articles I liked from Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky This is the second of three articles on Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky. The reason I am analysing this anthology of food is because of my own and probably almost everyone’s general ignorance of food writers through the ages. …

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Food Writing 1: Mark Kurlansky, Choice Cuts

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2016 Food Writing 1: Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky, a look at food writing across history (2002/2004) This is the first of three articles on Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky. The reason I am analysing this anthology of food is because of my own and probably almost everyone’s general ignorance of food …

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What is History 4: Love

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Featured image: Comedian colleagues demonstrate jealousy, Japan    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 August 2016 My what is history series somewhat naively perhaps looks at history from the broad perspective of what processes an intelligent naked ape might go through to develop civilisation. From that perspective the study of human history should also consider the external forces, including geography, environment, …

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Classic SciFi 8: Ursula Le Guin The Word for World is Forest

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 August 2016 As with my Detective & Crime Series, I began Classic Sci Fi with great ambition. I haven’t got to all of the Classic Scifi that I wanted to write about but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Inspired by the Neglected Books Page, I have resurrected some neglected or little known …

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Classic SciFi 7: William Gibson Mona Lisa Overdrive

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  18 July 2016 As with my Detective & Crime Series, I began Classic Sci Fi with great ambition. I haven’t got to all of the Classic Scifi that I wanted to write about but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Inspired by the Neglected Books Page, I have resurrected some neglected or …

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Classic SciFi 6: William Gibson Count Zero

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  17 June 2016 As with my Detective & Crime Series, I began Classic Sci Fi with great ambition. I haven’t got to all of the Classic Scifi that I wanted to write about but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Inspired by the Neglected Books Page, I have resurrected some neglected or …

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Classic SciFi 5: William Gibson’s Art of Prophecy

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  10 June 2016 As with my Detective & Crime Series, I began Classic Sci Fi with great ambition. I haven’t got to all of the Classic Scifi that I wanted to write about but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Inspired by the Neglected Books Page, I have resurrected some neglected or little …

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The art of prophecy

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Featured prophecy image: Tiger & Crow Mannequins, Shop Display Bangkok    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  Friday 13 May 2016 As with my Detective & Crime Series, I began Classic Sci Fi with great ambition. I haven’t got to all of the Classic Scifi that I wanted to write about but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Inspired …

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Classic SciFi 4: William Gibson Neuromancer

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Featured image: Molly from Brazilian cover    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  20 April 2016 As with my Detective & Crime Series, I began Classic Sci Fi with great ambition. I haven’t got to all of the Classic Scifi that I wanted to write about but I am pleased with what I have achieved. Inspired by the Neglected Books Page, I …