Hooded sweatshirt menace

UK residents cannot have failed to notice the media attention given to the latest ‘enfant terrible’ of the youth-fashion wardrobe, the hooded sweater (or ‘hoodie’, as street parlance would have it). Well, wait until they get a look at this new French-designed version by Anticon, ideal for budding young anarchists and street toughs who strive for anonymity when about their nefarious business…

Anticon Hoodie

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Book Review: ‘Accelerando’ by Charles Stross

Charles Stross has sold more than a dozen novels to publishers, but has done so in such a short period of time that less than half of them are actually in print yet. He’s a hot property, a supernova of the notorious Scotland set whose grip on the leading edge of British (and arguably world) SF grows stronger season by season. Stross’ writings are a case study in the talent that exists in this clade, and ‘Accelerando’, his latest to be published, a prime example of how invention and skill can combine in a synergistic fashion. Continue reading Book Review: ‘Accelerando’ by Charles Stross

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