Mar 7, 2015
Good, good, good. Day, night, afternoon. Welcome to the AntipdoeanSF Radio Show Nunki.
Half a billion seconds ago it started. It was mid-1997 CE. A geek of a voracious, science-fiction-reading human, not much more than a gigasecond old himself, mused about the future of publication online. He considered how the fresh, shiny, slow internet might become the ultimate leveller. He hoped that it would eventually become widespread on faster computers, better than flickering displays, and wider than plain-old-telephone-system data pipelines. He’d been using computers since 1974. They were tools — surely to be put to good use. And what better use than radical reading?
This bespectacled man also mused about the great speculative stories and ideas that never see publication, and the authors that write them — and added a dash of an awakening notion that resistance is not futile, that it’s refreshing and important to turn plots, ideas, milieus, and characters upside down. To make them Antipodean, if you like — and to keep it all free.
Well, it was something like that, and more.
A website was born from the tips of that man’s keyboard-pounding fingers, and now, thousands of stories and contributors later Issue 200 is alive. Yes, I’m strange, dear reader. But so are you, for without you there’s nothing but vacuum-less void.
Enough. Space with me now while we go virtual for real, goggle without wearing them, and discover a whole new definition of corporate body.
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