Remarks on Reaching For Shakespeare (1,261 words)
Claire Brailey's remarks on Reaching For Shakespeare from No Sin But Ignorance No. 46, April 2004.
Old Legends (900 words)
This memoir appeared in NEW LEGENDS, edited by Greg Bear, published by Tor Books, August 1995.
Zappa, Ellington, and the Technology of Music (1,154 words)
Has technology changed the face of music?
Fear Of Reason (948 words)
Appeared in Boston Globe, 2005 - by Gregory Benford and Martin Hoffert
Waiting For Shakespear? (2,000 words)
Will there be a Shakespear of the Science Fiction era? Gregory Benford postulates.
Porcupine Tree Review : October 22, 2005 (900 words)
House of Blues, Sunset Strip, Hollywood
"Porcupine Tree started life as another Spinal Trap, a fictitious group invented by Steven Wilson of the group No-Man, a multi-instrumentalist geek who is pretty much a Generation X reincarnation of Mike Oldfield. Wilson and a friend invented a spurious band history, while Wilson recorded pastiche tracks in the same spirit as XTC's Psonic Psunspot spoof of psychedelic music."
Columbus or Erikson? (1,082 words)
Text of a speech given at the Advanced Space Propulsion Conferfence
Aosta, Italy, June 2005.
"There are three forms of chimpanzees: the common chimp, the bonobo, and us. We are the only chimp who got out of Africa. That experience reflects and probably laid down the deep human urge-indeed, our signature: the urge to restlessly move on, explore, exploit. Natural selection gives us a gut imperative that plays out physically and culturally, our goal: the expansion of human horizons."