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Ah, Brexit




Mods please dont hurt me, it just came out
Lol!

The mods will be glad to hear there is no mention of that event in the book. In fact, I like to think it's not about party politics but is only political in a wider, theoretical sense.
 

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Possibly you could point to the post where someone accused you of not existing ?

I suspect you are referring to my post where I tried to Google your writing, and nothingcame up. The same post that I refered to Iain M Banks.

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Possibly you could point to the post where someone accused you of not existing ?

I suspect you are referring to my post where I tried to Google your writing, and nothingcame up. The same post that I refered to Iain M Banks.

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Yes, that's the one. There are a reasonable number of results if you Google my name.
 

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Cool, if you see Tom Cruise running past, leg it :p
 

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Klaus,

Indeed there are lots of references to you. I can only assume that I mistyped something in my search last time. Apologies for appearing to doubt your existence.
 

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Shady,

You uttered the 'B' word.

Clearly in need of 're-programming' A man with a rain coat, grey hat smoking a cigarette will shortly be picking you up off the street. Resistance would be futile.
 

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Are Friends Electric, loved Gary Numan :D And the Borg as well lol
 

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It's an attempt to destroy the financial system and bring about revolution.

I like to describe it as - a novel written in the style of a political thriller but with some elements of speculative technology.
Is it Fortean in nature?
 

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Welcome, dissolution!

Hmmm ... Do you mean you'd previously been registered here under another username? If so, and if you'd like to reactivate your old account or username, send a PM to me (or any of the staff) and we'll look into the possibilities.
 

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Is it Fortean in nature?
I'm new to Fortean so I don't know. It was deemed to be by someone else - i.e. it was described as "Spy-Fi" on one of the forums here (personally I don't consider my book to be a genre book and I wasn't even aware of the term "Spy-Fi" until it was so described).
 

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I'm new to Fortean so I don't know. It was deemed to be by someone else - i.e. it was described as "Spy-Fi" on one of the forums here (personally I don't consider my book to be a genre book and I wasn't even aware of the term "Spy-Fi" until it was so described).
Well this is a board for discussion of things of a Fortean nature so if it’s not Fortean then it’s not relevant to the topics here. You seem to be saying Spy-Fi is Fortean which it isn’t. Here are some definitions https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Fortean
 

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Well this is a board for discussion of things of a Fortean nature so if it’s not Fortean then it’s not relevant to the topics here. You seem to be saying Spy-Fi is Fortean which it isn’t. Here are some definitions https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Fortean
I'm not saying Spy-Fi is Fortean. I'm just saying that my book was mentioned on these forums in that context.
The book is quite mysterious, difficult to figure out and makes use of speculative technology.
I imagine that is why it was mentioned on your Soy-Fi forum.
I joined Fortean on the assumption that it would be a good idea to refute the idea that I don't exist (an idea originating in a reply to the initial post).
 

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I'm not saying Spy-Fi is Fortean. I'm just saying that my book was mentioned on these forums in that context.
The book is quite mysterious, difficult to figure out and makes use of speculative technology.
I imagine that is why it was mentioned on your Soy-Fi forum.
I joined Fortean on the assumption that it would be a good idea to refute the idea that I don't exist (an idea originating in a reply to the initial post).
Ok just politely asking you to keep on topic to the forum. Thanks
 

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Well this is a board for discussion of things of a Fortean nature so if it’s not Fortean then it’s not relevant to the topics here. You seem to be saying Spy-Fi is Fortean which it isn’t. Here are some definitions https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Fortean
I take umbrage, sir!

It is not for individual members to act as judge and jury as to what constitutes `Fortean` and what doesn't! This forum covers a very broad spectrum of ideas and approaches - and that is its strength I think the overall drift mught be something like: `weird`, `overlooked` `speculative` and `fantastical`..(And anyone who refers to the `urban dictionary` as their go to source of reference is already beyond help anyway).

Spy-Fi is a genre of fiction which constitutes both a subset of Science Fiction and of Mystery and as such is well placed to ponder on, and speculate about, the reaches of new technologies and of psychological manipulation techniques - particualrly in relation to espionage and other forms of covert warfare between power blocs.

Fu Man Chu is Spy Fi. The Avengers/New Avengers (TV Shows) are Spy-Fi. Much of Bond is Spy-Fi. `1984` is Spy Fi... and I would suggest that Mr Rodger's novel falls within that same general remit too.

If you're still not convinced, then we have had a popular Spy Fi section on this board for a year and about seven months. Do check it out:

https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/spy-fi-the-new-trend.63730/
 

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By this reckoning, Asimov's trilogy (caves of steel, Robots of Dawn And ?) should be in this category as they are all basically detective stories set in a sci-fi arena.
 

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I'm new to Fortean so I don't know. It was deemed to be by someone else - i.e. it was described as "Spy-Fi" on one of the forums here (personally I don't consider my book to be a genre book and I wasn't even aware of the term "Spy-Fi" until it was so described).
Klaus, regardless of your genre, welcome aboard.

I should have said so sooner, but I've been away/busy.

I like your avatar/book cover.
 

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I wouldn't know what to call it if I started a thread. While laying down relaxing but not sleeping I saw a dragon, like an Asian looking looking dragon. The next week or two I would feel a pressure like something nested between my shoulder blades. This was back in 2012. Another time I had gotten slapped around by my boyfriend, and that night I saw a a spinning star like geometric shape come over me. The next morning I felt great no bruises and my boyfriends hand was all swollen. I broke up with him immediately. Once in NYC, I felt like some kinda of energy fell on me while I was sleeping and when I woke up my hair was all curly. Note I have straight brown Korean hair. It took about two days in the energy to dissipate and my hair to return to normal. On occasion if I look directly at some one's eyes I'll feel like I've been hit with energy. Like from the eye to eye contact. I went to psychic school, for a year and started seeing spinning chakras on people but that was in 2013 and when I first met my current boyfriend in 2017 I could see sparkly shimmer in coming out of his eyes when he stared at the sky which was why I started talking to him. I was curious but I haven't had any experiences for 2 years now.
 
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