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Anarchy & The Peoples Infantry in ‘Nanopunk’

In ‘Nanopunk’, the Peoples Infantry is an organised alliance of Veterans and Anarchist HackersNanopunk is based in the near future. The world is recovering from The Big Freeze which had seen Private Military Corporations called in to help Governments maintain order when almost half the world’s population perished.With limited resources, the wealthy bought themselves to the front of the queue leaving the rest of the population dependent on The Peoples Infantry (PI) to liberate additional food and resources. The PI also help with protecting isolated communities from roaming gangs.When Alister discovers he is infected with nanoparticles that give him remote…

Computers you could buy in 1979

UFO/UAP Sightings in Scotland November/December 1979

November and December 1979 saw several other reports of UFO sightings in Scotland. These included sightings of objects described as being cigar-shaped, disc-shaped, and triangular. Some of these sightings were reported by multiple witnesses, and some were even witnessed by police officers. The high number of UFO sightings in Scotland in 1979 led to speculation that there might be something unusual going on in the country at that time. Some of the other UFO sightings reported in Scotland in November and December 1979 included:

Nanopunk

In a world recovering from climate devastation, Alister, infected with nanoparticles, can hack any network. When his sister, the creator of the particles, is kidnapped by Lycus, a corrupt military corporation, he sets off to rescue her. It’s not long before MI6, Lycus, and mercenaries start to hunt him down, turning his search into a deadly race across a devastated Europe.

Why humans can’t trust AI: You don’t know how it works, what it’s going to do or whether it’ll serve your interests

Why humans can’t trust AI: You don’t know how it works, what it’s going to do or whether it’ll serve your interests Do you trust AI systems, like this driverless taxi, to behave the way you expect them to? AP Photo/Terry Chea Mark Bailey, National Intelligence University There are alien minds among us. Not the little green men of science fiction, but the alien minds that power the facial recognition in your smartphone, determine your creditworthiness and write poetry and computer code. These alien minds are artificial intelligence systems, the ghost in the machine that you encounter daily. But AI systems…

Lightning Seed

Earth is icebound. Billions have perished. The Followers, an extremist army, plan to fix the weather and save the world – it’s a plan that could destroy all life on Earth. Scattered in the memory of a teen tortured into amnesia is the plan and the means to stop them. With the help of a veteran haunted by her own demons, he sets out across a lawless and deadly landscape to save Earth’s last survivors. “Relentless sci-fi action”“the action takes your breath away”

The Mechanics: Chapters 1-3

A shadow moved across rugged frozen ground, a shard of void sliced out of the night, carved into being then raised to life by the Epinoia. Tall and lean with long black hair thrown back by the wind. Oblivious to the cold, he strode across the ice-bright, snow-swept landscape, the heavy scrunch of footsteps disappearing into the swirling snowfall.Gasometers haunt the black horizon, bound by ice-encrusted walkways and ladders and bruised by yellow blotches of light. The rugged moonsoaked wasteland off York Way echoed a vague reflection of nights in the Dauru desert’s white sands beyond his home town. The…

Dark matter and extra dimensions?

Extra dimensions could help explain the abundance of dark matter. The Standard Model of particle physics predicts that there should be much less dark matter than we actually observe. However, if dark matter particles live in extra dimensions, they could be much more abundant than expected. Extra dimensions could help explain the large-scale structure of the universe. The universe’s large-scale structure, such as the distribution of galaxies, is thought to be influenced by dark matter. If dark matter particles live in extra dimensions, they could help explain the universe’s observed structure. However, there are also some challenges to the idea…

Alice Bertha Clayden

Alice was the first woman to hold a senior rank in the police force, and paved the way for other women to join the detective branch. Alice was born in 1885 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, the daughter of a police inspector. Alice first worked as a teacher and a social worker. She joined the Women’s Police Service (WPS), a civilian organization that assisted the police, in 1915. In 1919, the Metropolitan Police began to recruit women as police officers, and Alice was one of the first women to join the force. She was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), and…

Magic. A Rough Guide – The Foundations

‘Magic. A Rough Guide’, is my third novel. It’s a departure from ‘Nanopunk’ and its sequel ‘Lightning Seed’; about Alister Cloud, a young man infected with nanoparticles that gave him Wi-Fi powers to connect with any network or wireless-enabled electronic device – or control other electronic devices via physical contact. The market is saturated with urban fantasy stories written for all age groups. This got me thinking about what would happen if Magic returned and how society and the government would react. The more I thought about it, the less likely it seemed that magicians would be able to hide…

Glori

Gloria first appears in ‘The Mechanics’ she appears again in ‘Magic – Day One.’ Gloria a technorganic being one of a race evolved from a complex synthesis of metals, alloys, and organic matter. Their bodies can, over time, morph and adapt to survive and blend in to live on any planet The evolution of living creatures with bodies made from a complex synthesis of metals, alloys, and organic matter arose from a specific set of conditions on Glori. These metals included iron, copper, aluminium, and titanium.The evolution of intelligent life involved an emergent logic arising from organic organisms whose survival…

Kings Cross 1970’s: Prostitution

Occupation of Holy Cross Church 1982: Images on this page Courtesy of the English Collective of Prostitutes Prostitution in the Kings Cross area in 1979 was a thriving industry. The location was known for its red-light district, with strip clubs, sex shops, and brothels openly operating. Streetwalkers were also common, plying their trade in the alleyways and side streets.Prostitutes in Kings Cross came from all walks of life. Some were locals who had fallen on hard times, while others were young women trafficked from other countries. Many of the women were drug addicts, and they turned to prostitution to support…