I am a former journalist, traveller and English teacher who has been writing science fiction and other genres since the age of 13. Growing up in rural Australia, I dreamed of becoming a writer in the vein of JRR Tolkien or Frank Herbert, and I envied their ability to create epic masterpieces and deeply immersive worlds. Later on, while attending media studies, I became exposed to concepts like postmodernism, philosophy and mythology. I also lived in Japan for 10 years and a developed of love of Asian cultures and doctrines such as Zen Buddhism, animism and Cosplay. I believe that we are living through the era of the "simulacrum" as described by Jean Baudrillard, and that our only salvation is to embrace "seduction" as a counterweight to "production", the endless stockpiling of capital in a capitalist economy.
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coderot coderot 18 hours ago
Like most of the stories in "First Contact", this one was written in the 1990s , 1996 in fact. Deeply stoned at a friend's house, I conceived this tale imagining Michael Jackson's 50th birthday party...
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First Contact by coderot
First Contact
First Contact is a multidimensional narrative connecting centuries, continents and sub/cultures, unravelling...
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