Three Jacks. Who are they?
David Thorpe Blog
by DKT
6M ago
Three Jacks. Who are they? Read my latest blog post to find out……..https://open.substack.com/pub/davidthorpe/p/working-title-three-jacks?r=6kekv&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web ..read more
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Review my new book and get a sneak preview
David Thorpe Blog
by DKT
7M ago
Marvel’s world-famous Cinematic Universe is set in an alternate reality called Earth 616. My new book, The Secret Origin of Earth 616, reveals how it came to be. I always wanted to be a writer for Marvel comics when I ..read more
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They didn’t want me to include this…
David Thorpe Blog
by DKT
8M ago
Hi, dear reader I know I said in previous posts that my book The Secret Origin of Earth 616 would be out by now. But I had a “hold” put on it by Marvel. They wanted their name removed from ..read more
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A Marvel secret origin: where the films are set
David Thorpe Blog
by DKT
1y ago
Just over 30 minutes into the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio tells Spider-Man that we live in a multiverse. “This is Earth dimension 616. I’m from Earth 833.” Hoo boy, as Stan Lee used to say. I got a ..read more
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Despair at climate change, and how (maybe) to deal with it.
David Thorpe Blog
by DKT
1y ago
I feel so sad for the future of all life on Earth, and for my children’s future. I’ve been involved in environmental activism, research and the business of testing and spreading solutions to environmental problems for 30 years. I always ..read more
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What’s left to write about
David Thorpe Blog
by DKT
1y ago
The world is now so post-dada that absurdist meta-commentary has become mainstream. How should writers respond? What is left? 102 years after Cabaret Voltaire and 340 years after Candide we find ourselves in a similar age of pessimism where everybody ..read more
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How to keep cool in summer without using energy!
David Thorpe Blog
by DKT
1y ago
Trying to keep cool in the hot weather? You’ll find many no- and low-cost tips in my book Solar Technology! Topics range from the simple and straightforward to the more advanced: curtains natural ventilation, such as cross ventilation and taking ..read more
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How to write climate fiction!
David Thorpe Blog
by DKT
1y ago
This is the third in a series of three posts about climate fiction. You can find the first here and the second here. If a citizen living in pre-20th century Britain were to be told that in the future they ..read more
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The history of the future
David Thorpe Blog
by DKT
1y ago
This is number two in a series of three blog posts about climate fiction around the following discussion to be held at the Life Centre, Newcastle on 14 September 2022: https://www.life.org.uk/events/cli-fi. Read the first post here. Humanity – and I ..read more
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Climate change is here. It’s the job of writers to give us hope.
David Thorpe Blog
by DKT
1y ago
I’m David Thorpe, a writer of climate fiction amongst other things, including lots of academic books and articles on climate change, but I’m probably best known for my work for Marvel comics. I wrote a comic book in 1990 for ..read more
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