“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

"It is a powerful hyperobject": Pluto

What a good book this is. Crammed with history, science, philosophy, speculation, mysticism, you name it. It's been published to commemorate the arrival at Pluto of the New Horizons probe.

One of the great features is that the editor, Richard Grossing, asked us to list ten things we would like to or expect to find on Pluto. The lists are like poems and they are whimsical, profound and revealing.

Along with my list of things I'd like to find, there's something by me in it called “The End of the World.”

That phrase in the post title is from the blurb.

No comments: