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The blog of thriller writer Robert Maas

Archive for the month “August, 2015”

Spirit of xenophobia

From the moment I first heard it, I was dazzled by Spirit’s 1977 album Future Games: A Magical Kahauna Dream. It appears to be a trippy sonic collage about our possibilities in space. But the album is also seamed through with military xenophobia. Read more…

Don’t look: balancing artifice and disgust

My novel Residuum explores an uncomfortable paradox. It concerns a humanity that has had every last shred of artifice stripped away, and somehow has to manage to survive in a world of naked self-disgust. At the same time, I hate all these lies we tell ourselves. Read more…

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