Iron Sky, Cinema du Parc, to Sept 1
It was the master race who won the space race according to Finnish spoof sci-fi, Iron Sky. As alternative histories go, it’s a pretty good one. In 1945, a group of Nazis facing ignominious defeat managed to harness the technology behind the V2 rocket program and hightail it, not to some South American back-of-beyond, but to the dark side of the Moon. Fast forward to 2018 and they’re spoiling for a re-match.
Clerks of the Passage, by Abou Farman, Linda Leith Publications
I approached this short book from the back end, first. I will tell you why. I am invariably impatient. Yet another book about transitions, migrations, identities, exile torment, generational divides, paradise rediscovered and re-lost by migrant neurosis, about tossing the veil and discovering “modernity.” I bite my wrist in absolute distraction and draw blood.