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Matthew S. Williams

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I'm a lover of hard sci-fi and the classics, always have been, always will be! My hope is to one day write a book that has had the same kind of influence as that of my mentors. They include (but aren't limited to) George Orwell, William Gibson, Aldous Huxley, Frank Herbert, Neal Stephenson, and Arthur Koestler. When I'm not writing, I'm teaching (literature wherever possible), practicing Taekwon-Do, or just enjoying life in BC with my wife and cat.

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Published on July 23, 2014 11:41
Average rating: 3.26 · 39 ratings · 7 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
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“When I began to write fiction that I knew would be published as science fiction, [and] part of what I brought to it was the critical knowledge that science fiction was always about the period in which it was written.”
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message 3: by Jess

Jess Vescio I don't want to argue with that Bill guy anymore about definitions because all I can do is point to a dictionary and if that isn't proof enough, he wins I guess because there will never be better proof. So I give up on that, I have no way to win when logic is ignored.

But I would like to point out how interesting it is that a user commenting in a thread about 1984 seems to be practicing doublethink. Refusing to acknowledge that his definition is incorrect even when confronted with so much evidence. Big Brother has just raised your chocolate ration from 30 grammes to 20 ;)

Matthew Williams Judyta wrote: "Thank you for accepting my invitation :-)"
Hey, no problem, always interesting in swapping ideas! Especially with a fellow historian.

Judyta Szaciłło Thank you for accepting my invitation :-)

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