The Voyager Series
The official home of the Voyager Series. Find out what happens when Voyager 1 gets picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from Morys Minor...
woke up, fell out of bed
"I read the news today, oh boy."
A sincere and unequivocal attempt to make nonsense of a range of topical issues of the day...
Here is a catalogue of my prose writings, including children's fiction, short stories, non-sequiturs and odd scraps of surrealism with or without a straightforward narrative. Don't believe me? Well, to prove it, here's a picture of a man being fired from a cannon:
Scientists are racing to find dark matter in the universe. You may find some of it here in the form of conspiracy theories, dark secrets, sinister and bizarre tales...
Raising a racket at Upper Gummtrey Tennis Club...
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This intergalactically recognised award was presented to The Speed Of Dark Blog by The Speed Of Dark Awards Commission.
I am delighted to have been nominated for the 2012 Tony Blair Ducking Under The Bar Award for boldly raising the bar and diving under it. I knew I had the potential to be a great underachiever. I've racked up another prestigious award - the Eric Morecambe 'Mister Preview' Prize. According to the award citation, The Speed Of Dark Blog contains material that ranks with the finest literary works in history. All the right letters are there, but not necessarily in the right order.
This is just to draw your attention to a totally awesome feature of this blog. A random aphorism/one-liner/quote now appears at the top of the page AND, if you click on it, you get another one!! Too much of a good thing can be truly wonderful!
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Tag Archives: Islam
Societies, religious or otherwise, have to be judged not only by how they deal with their most vulnerable and disadvantaged members, but also by how they deal with the most obnoxious and loathsome in their midst. At a time when … Continue reading
A wave of protests and assaults against symbols of US influence has erupted in the Muslim world. Embassies, schools and restaurants have been attacked. Protesters have died as local police battle to defend American missions from rioting mobs in Egypt, … Continue reading
The tenth anniversary of 9/11 is an opportune moment to reflect on how the terrorist attacks skewed the world’s perceptions of Islam. Followers of the monotheistic religion and its five pillars of faith have found themselves feared, maligned, abused and misrepresented. … Continue reading
When the horse is dead, you have to get off. Human rights and feminist groups in the West continue to rail against oppression of women in Saudi Arabia, insisting on saving them from a fundamentalist religion that reviles, subjugates and veils … Continue reading