Thursday 30th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Indefensible – Seven Myths that Sustain the Global Arms Trade
by Paul Holden et al (Zed Books, £9.99)
Moral objections to the arms industry are often discounted because of its apparently essential role in national security,...
Monday 27th Feb 2017
The Cybersecurity Dilemma by Ben Buchanan (Hurst and Company, £25)
HISTORICALLY, what one state deemed to be defence of the realm was likely to be denounced by its neighbours as preparation for war.
It was always tricky to distinguish genuine protection...
Monday 30th Jan 2017
ANDY HEDGECOCK recommends an anthology resurrecting the reputations of Nottingham’s deceased writers
Thursday 12th Jan 2017
Star columnists run through what’s impressed them this year
Saturday 10th Dec 2016
Utopia by Thomas More (Verso, £8.99)
THIS new edition of Utopia celebrates the 500th anniversary of the original Latin publication of Thomas More’s vision of an ideal society.
A classic dissertation on...
Wednesday 16th Nov 2016
I Hate the Internet by Jarett Kobek (Serpent’s Tail, £12.99)
DON’T be put off by the title. I Hate the Internet suggests a crude novelty publication about disastrous interactions on social media but Jarett...
Saturday 5th Nov 2016
That’s the question ANDY HEDGECOCK asks as he surveys the literature on the advantages – and otherwise – offered to us by IT, the web and artificial intelligence
Thursday 28th Jul 2016
The Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock(Gollancz, £9.99)
FEW writers are as prolific and innovative as Michael Moorcock, author of more than 100 works of SF, fantasy, historical fiction, crime, literary fiction,...
Tuesday 28th Jun 2016
From first to last, the novels of award-winning Australian writer PETER CAREY take the reader on a radical road-trip, says Andy Hedgecock
Saturday 11th Jun 2016