The Man Who Ate the World – by Frederik Pohl

Many moons ago I read the short story with the above title. Although not one of Pohl’s best works, it has nevertheless left an obviously lasting impression on me. Written in the mid-fifties, it’s a future tale of consumerism gone mad. In the tale, it’s illegal not to consume as much as possible.  The hero… Continue reading The Man Who Ate the World – by Frederik Pohl

Oxford Cambridge Bridgwater Cycle Race

In a new twist on the Oxford and Cambridge rivalry that spreads from the Boat Race, Varsity Rugby match etc to University Challenge and Prime Ministerial Power, the police in each town have a new take on cyclists riding without lights at night. Cycle lights campaign launched – Oxford In Oxford, the Plod give them… Continue reading Oxford Cambridge Bridgwater Cycle Race