Rescuing History | Mexico City and the 1985 Earthquake | the Mole Brigade and the Miracle Babies

Since I started these posts on Mexico, I've been longing to tell this story. At 7:18 am on Sept 19, 1985, Mexico City shook for 3-4 minutes - 412 of its larger buildings completely collapsed and 3,124 were seriously damaged. It was a magnitude 8.1 earthquake, by far the strongest in the region's recorded history. … Continue reading Rescuing History | Mexico City and the 1985 Earthquake | the Mole Brigade and the Miracle Babies

Rescuing Fiction | The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books of all Time by K. W. Colyard

When I saw the title of this post by K.W. Colyard, I felt my usual reaction of mild curiosity mixed with scepticism. A reader of SF since the 1950s, I've found most commentary of this kind disappointingly superficial, and sometimes outright wrong. What a surprise was in store for me. Kristian Wilson Colyard is an … Continue reading Rescuing Fiction | The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books of all Time by K. W. Colyard