Last night’s Electric Dreams was excellent, and included a great Syd Barrett track. I like a good dystopian tale, but the older I get the more I realise that we aren’t that far away from these stories. It used to be escapism, now it’s a pretty accurate vision of what we have in store. Steve Buscemi’s character, Ed Morris, even says to his wife… “don’t worry, we’ll be long gone before that happens..” I used to say the same thing, but now I’m not sure. You only have to watch the news to see what a fucked up world we live in, the weather is fucked, the economy is fucked, our culture is fucked… I accidentally watched a bit of Piers Morgan this morning, haranguing a young person about gender fluidity. I’ve seen facebook posts about primary school children struggling with gender identity, and the comments are astounding. As if it isn’t hard enough, without some cretin you’ve never met telling you you’re a freak and your parents should be locked up. Books like Fahrenheit 451, 1984, et al, paint a dismal picture of future Earth…. Well it seems to me, in true sci-fi style… it’s only tomorrow.