Chung Kuo – Endings – Part One
12.07.17 - 09.30
It’s mid-week, a Wednesday, and I’m just about to start sorting things out. Sue’s here in the kitchen with me, our large kitchen table cluttered with all manner of paperwork. Ahead lies four years hard work, researching,...
The Beginning of the End
Last week saw us celebrating the launch of FRAGILE BOOKS, Susan’s bold and wonderful venture into the world of publishing, with the first eight of my CHUNG KUO books re-packaged in lovely new covers, in the shops and waiting to be added to - one...
The Chung Kuo Relaunch – The Origin of the Species
CHUNG KUO, the future history – the re-launch of which we celebrate tonight - was conceived way back in 1983 – 34 years ago - as a much humbler and far less epic short fiction. Its first incarnation was as “A Perfect Art”, a rather slight...
Middle Class China – Generation Two
I first looked at this economic phenomenon over five years ago, back in September/October 2011, and it’s probably worth looking at what I said back then before making comment on what’s been happening in those five years. One thing is for sure,...
Space – The American Way!
Okay. So I’ve sounded off about the Chinese approach to space, now hear me out about what is, perhaps, the only genuinely new approach to the same subject. Why, the subject of this even has a name…
… Elon Musk.
Most of you, I imagine,...
China and Space
Back in July 2011 I wrote a blog about China… and Space, then followed up with a further four pieces, the last of them written in October 2016. This is an area into which the Chinese government has put huge amounts of money and an incredible...