The Culture series is a whole universe built by the Scottish writer Iain Banks. The nine novels, which can be read separately, will remain unfortunately too few due to the death of the author in 2013 at the age of 59 years. In this article, you will find a complete presentation of this fascinating universe. PDF files for printing are available,

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Philip K. Dick's Time out of Joint is the source for things as well known as Truman Show or even Matrix. This article lets you download a complete analysis of the novel, and links to a Matrix scene identical to the novel's conclusion.

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This article presents some paths and ways of traveling, inner exploration, prospective and utopian discoveries and speculations on the vanishing lines of what the present conceals, or ways to turn away from it through the windows or portals that open literary creation.

These are presentations, simple looks and indications, reading notes organized in two themes: speculations and metaphors of the present, gathered in the category of science fiction, or, here, paths from elsewhere and beyond in the universe of fantasy..

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This article presents some paths and ways of traveling, inner exploration, prospective and utopian discoveries and speculations on the vanishing lines of what the present conceals, or ways to turn away from it through the windows or portals opened by literary creation.

These are presentations, simple looks and indications, reading notes organized in two themes: speculations and metaphors of the present, gathered here in the category of science fiction, or paths from elsewhere and beyond in the universe of fantasy.

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I discovered the work of Michael Marshall Smith while watching the Intruders series. His novels remarkably blend genres: science fiction, crime, horror and philosophical speculation, with an influence of Philip K. Dick fading as the writings gain in maturity and personality. The texts of this great writer are thus difficult to classify or rank and are all thrilling and very endearing, especially the trilogy of straw men. A work to follow, very strong imaginary stimulation .

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The Black Woods are located in French Auvergne, about 50 km from Clermont Ferrand, in a mountainous area with a lot of hidden places. Ayguebonne Forest is inside the black woods, it's a remote place...

Gallery of pictures : the Black Forest - Summer 2016