Exoplanet-3: Chapter 3

Botany report, 57 days after landing Since we have arrived on this planet there has been a persistent mystery of how a jungle can have so little oxygen. Our investigations into this have identified that most of what we first identified as plants do not produce oxygen… Email from Tane Wakanui to George Howard, 64…

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The meaning of general audience

I have seen in online forums a depressing tendency to judge a films quality by the rating it is given. Two recent cases are the film Deadpool being automatically praised for its R rating and a few months later people declaring that they will only watch Suicide Squad if it is rated R. Before I…

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Demystifying art: Afterword

Is this really new observation? As far as I know nobody has drawn a parallel between mystical views on artistic inspiration and treating art as an inherent good. On the other hand graphic artist, writers, animators and much more often work with clearly defined goals. In particular artist working in the fields of advertising, propaganda…

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Epic of the week 11: Telegraph Road by Dire Straits


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Exoplanet-3: Chapter 1


Our worst fears surrounding the colonisation of an unexplored planet have been proven false. Exoplanet-3 does exist and is of similar mass to Earth. The atmosphere’s CO2 is too high to breath safely for an extended period but we came prepared for that. What we didn’t anticipate is that the nearest thing to land the cartographers can find is the polar ice caps.

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