A Prague Night, Pavel Pepperstein’s metaphysical novel, takes place on Walpurgis Night, the ancient Central European spring festival when winter is ceremoniously brought to its end through the celebration and re-enactment of myth. Ilya Korolenko, a hired assassin, a top-flight killer who shoots from any distance and never misses, is in Prague to hunt down and kill the disgraced oligarch Orlov. Korolenko is a romantic, nostalgic for an idealised Russia of the past, who despises the corruption, greed, and idolisation of wealth that western capitalism has brought to his country.
'He [R. Buckminster Fuller] decided that he wanted to be an average individual who could apply himself to anything in the world. He could be brought into any situation and he could have something to contribute... The comprehensivist is an anti-specialist idea that he was trying to pick up on, and he said that it's because nature isn't about specialisation. When specialisation is dominant things don't work anymore. Extinction is the extreme outcome of specialisation'. Gavin Wade from 'upcycle this book: 26 texts by Gavin Wade & friends