Monday, 26 May 2014

How Everything Works

"A famous urban legend states that a penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building will punch a hole in the sidewalk below. Given the height of the building and the hardness of the penny, that seems like a reasonable possibility. Whether it's true or not is a matter that can be determined scientifically..." 

So begins the latest in a long line of answers from  

Great website. Who needs a physics degree?   

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Smashwords and OverDrive

Top news for Philistine Press and for indie authors in general: 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Hikikomori by Ellen Kennedy and Tao Lin - an inarticulate review

Er ... What can I say? ... This book is indefinable.  And it's awesome.  Simple as that.

Hikikomori can be read online for free here.  Hats off to Bear Parade for publishing it.

More about the authors here.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Russell Jeanes

In their own words: 

Russell Jeanes & Catherine Hershey have never met - they discovered each other through Soundcloud, and liked each others songs so much they started to work together. 

They make songs about the magic in nature. 

Russ lives in a cottage in the middle of a wood near the Yorkshire dales, and Catherine lives in Paris. 

Russ writes his songs in his cottage and sends them across the channel to Catherine, where she sings them. 

Mesmerising stuff.