Food Catalogue 2016

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Ton Lamyai part of Wororot Market
Ton Lamyai part of Wororot Market

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Food Catalogue, BreadtagSagas 2016

The articles so far are mainly about food in Chiang Mai, Thailand with two longer articles about mangoes and British food.

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Breadtag Sagas Catalogue 2016

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Duomo from the Uffizi, Florence
Duomo from the Uffizi, Florence

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Breadtag Sagas Main Catalogue 2016

This catalogue represent roughly a year of Breadtag Sagas: Tales of travel, food, books, art and science… It is intended as an annotated browsing guide.

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Classic SciFi 6: William Gibson Count Zero

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Count Zero, First Edition Hardcover, 1986
Count Zero, First Edition Hardcover, 1986

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William Gibson, Count Zero 1986

They set a slamhound on Turners trail in New Delhi, slotted it to his pheromones and the color of his hair. It caught up with him on a street called Chandni Chauk and came scrambling for his rented BMW through a forest of bare brown legs and pedicab tires. Its core was a kilogram of recrystallized hexogene and flaked TNT. He didnt see it coming…


Introduction

Count Zero opens with these words. Turner is one of the lead characters. Previously a security but now an executive extraction expert, he helps technical geniuses to move from one corporation or zaibatsu to another. In other words, as outlined in previous articles, his profession today would be called executive recruitment, but in the Indiana Jones style (just not archaeology).

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Classic SciFi 5: William Gibson’s Art of Prophecy


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Classic SciFi 5: William Gibson’s Art of Prophecy

Introduction

The articles Classic Scifi 4: William Gibson Neuromancer 1984 and The Art of Prophesy & William Gibson provide a necessary background. The articles to follow on Count Zero 1986 and Mona Lisa Overdrive 1988 will complete the series.

I introduced the Guardian article by Ed Cumming published in 2014 on Neuromancer’s 30th birthday and discussed it a little in the Further information section of Classic Scifi 4: William Gibson Neuromancer.

Cumming’s begins with the truism:

Prescience can be tedious for science-fiction writers. Being proven right about a piece of technology or a trend distracts from the main aim of the work: to show us how we live now.  William Gibson knows this as well as anyone. Since the late 70s, the American-born novelist has been pulling at the loose threads of our culture to imagine what will come out. He has been right about a great deal, but mainly about the shape of the internet and how it filters down to the lowest strata of society.

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