Sunday, 18 January 2015

Bolted On Technology, Artificial Intelligence And Aliens

'Art, in its broadest sense, is the only thing that defines us as humans.' 

The new one in 'The Machine Sequence' in now up over on Imaginalis.  These are all prequel flash stories to my novel 'Machine Songs', which I'm still working on...

If you want to read them in order, I've created a new page for the site with details of all 'The Machine Sequence' stories in order... You should be able to find it in the menu at the head of the blog.


Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Harmony Of Immortal Souls

J.S. Bach, violin concerto in A minor BWV 1041
(Hipstamatic Jane camera, Kodot XGrizzled film)

The new flash story in 'The Machine Sequence' is now up over at Imaginalis!  As I've stated earlier on the blog, these are prequel stories to my novel 'Machine Songs', which is currently proceeding through a second draft.

This piece features two Shakespeare quotes:

The first is from Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice, Act V, scene i:

‘Such harmony is in immortal souls,
But whilst this muddy vesture of decay
Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.'

Enter musicians 
The second is from Duke Vincentio in Measure for measure, Act IV, scene i:

' 'Tis good; though music oft hath such a charm
To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.'   

If you want to read them in order, check out the separate 'Machine Sequence' page in the site's menu.

More to follow over the next few weeks/months.