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Dawn of the Metatext…

March 16, 2012 by


There have been a few articles of late regarding publishers and how they act with libraries (see: Penguin removing their ebooks from library catalogues, in response to Amazon’s Kindle Lending Service, ouch!) And of most interest is Techdirt’s article, Libraries Are The Best Counter To Piracy… So Of Course Publishers Are Trying To Limit Them. In it, […]


October 10, 2011 by


… and I sent Bibliotek off to my supervisor! This isn’t really that big a deal, it’s only the next furthest edit, but I have been promising that for the past three months!

Bibliotek: Nanograph Three

October 8, 2011 by


<— Previous ~~~~~ Ned watched as Agent Choinski awkwardly followed his own calm lead, taking a gulp of air before pulling the hood of her hazmat closed. He nodded to her, “you’re safe now,” he said roughly over the mic. He’d already felt the pinch in his own throat of cartilage fracturing in the gas. […]

Bibliotek Special! Chapter Five.Three

September 20, 2011 by


They were all browsing while they talked and Graham had edged away to the back of the store by himself. In his hands he had a browned, but clean-edged bound. He turned it in his hands, it was odd, but he felt no thrill in that. Bringing it to his nose… there was nothing, the […]

Bibliotek Special! Chapter Five.Two

September 15, 2011 by


“I didn’t mean to…” Started Robert. But didn’t seem to know how to finish. Emlen narrowed his eyes. “They’d send me to the Library, Robert, and you know what that means. For both of us.” Robert looked back at him desperately. As if with no way out. Emlen continued. “You wanted into this, and I […]

Bibliotek Special! Chapter Five.One

September 14, 2011 by


With all the talk of Amazon becoming a ‘Netflix of books’ it seems the perfect chance to jump ahead a little with Bibliotek (not too much! Just by one chapter / nanograph.) This section gets right into the meat of a post-book world, ebooks for free and about the ‘social.’ I am quite ambiguous about this […]

New Plan: Same as the Old Plan: Only Different!

September 6, 2011 by


Hi all. You may have noticed that I missed last Friday’s scheduled Icky Theory post (or not). That was actually because I was out of the state visiting a fine un-conference BookCamp hosted by IF:Book Australia (as a part of the Melbourne Writer’s Festival. May I also note that IF:Book and founder Bob Stein have been very […]

Bibliotek: Chapter Three-Four

September 6, 2011 by


<— Previous ~~~~~ They were moving again. They’d returned to the Tube. “Cute.” Graham muttered. “They own an illegal print-job for the intrinsic flaw that it’s been Auteured. That it isn’t an auto-correcting text. That bound’s only ever been valuable to them for once having been ‘right.’ That it’s become a part of their own […]

Bibliotek: Chapter Three.Three

August 29, 2011 by


<— Previous ~~~~~ “How do you know, Man’?” Graham figured looking at the little guy was the thing to do: the other two men had turned to him. “Because they’ve logged in to the damn club under one of my own pseudonyms!” He turned his mobile around for them all to see. There was no […]

Bibliotek: Chapter Three.Two

August 22, 2011 by


<— Previous ~~~~~ Inside the club it was DnB. Drums at a hundred and eighty-five BPM / and the sub-bass at a slower, iambic ninety. Some of the dancers raved inhumanly at the slower pentameter, holding their water bottles high into the laser light. The agitated bubbles foaming their drinks like molten silver. Graham would […]