LA Times in 1988 predicts 2013

London future cityIn 1988, the Los Angeles Times Magazine asked USC pro­fess­or Jerry Lock­en­our to help them look 25 years ahead. The results of this can be seen in the LA Times archives here.

I love reading these types of speculative future predictions; mainly to see what the hell I’ve been missing.

It also makes me think about how this will translate to London.

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Joe Emtigoe is the pen name of Joe Molloy, who is a freelance technical consultant, project manager and writer, based in London, UK.

Joe is in the middle of writing his first novel called "Heartless Sun".

Philip K Dick Award 2013 winners announced

By Pete Welsch from Washington, DC, USA (Philip K Dick) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) or CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsLost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery has won the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award with Lovestar by Andri Snær Magnason getting the Special Citation.
The other nominees were:

I’m looking forward to having a read of these. Based on last years winner (The Samuel Petrovich Trilogy by Simon Morden, of which I have read Equations of Life and enjoyed immensely), I’ll start with the winner. Any suggestions for the next one?


Joe Emtigoe is the pen name of Joe Molloy, who is a freelance technical consultant, project manager and writer, based in London, UK.

Joe is in the middle of writing his first novel called "Heartless Sun".