Thanks for the link Jake, that's a really good talk.
I'm ashamed to say I'm one those people that's only read Douglas' fiction. For some reason I thought Last Chance would be a dull read that I wouldn't be able to get into. I'm not sure where I got that impression now that I think about it, I must have picked it up as a child I guess, but it's certainly been challenged now.
You mean the way the sea stays steady as a rock and the buildings keep washing up and down? Yes I thought that was odd.