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Monthly Archives: March 2013
The animals gathered, one by one, outside the final city of Man, furtive, curious, and afraid. All was dark. In the west was a blood-red sunset, and in the east a blood-red moonrise of a waning moon. No lamps shined … Continue reading
From the pen of John Vogt. Vanity urges me to reprint the whole thing, if not justice (since I think his rather minor criticisms about the pacing are fair and correct): Ever read a book that has such high-concept scope … Continue reading
Whither Science Fiction and Fantasy? We know how the futures of the past were portrayed and how the futures of today are told: but how shall the futures of the future look? As you recall from last episode, in this … Continue reading
I was watching DAS RHEINGOLD by Wagner with my children, seeing the dark elfs and bright gods and lumbering giants and lambent nixies all conspiring to possess to posses and fearing the Ring of the Nibelungs, and lusting for the … Continue reading
The lovely and talented Mrs Wright asks all and sundry to come by and share any opinions on the similarities and differences between the literary likes of men and women. http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/280676.html Excerpt: When I was in college, some male friends … Continue reading
Over at CAEI, a commenter named Claude remarks: As a cradle Catholic who has been atheist/agnostic for most of my life, I would agree that atheism is boring. You, a Christian, are commanded to be perfect as your Father in … Continue reading
I thought it my duty to pass this along and urge all my readers to sign the petition, and get three others to do so. Now is the time to redouble our efforts for Pastor Saeed, a U.S. citizen imprisoned … Continue reading
I realize it is wrong on many levels for a writer to be amused by his own words, but keep in mind I don’t consider myself to have invented Mickey the Witch of Williamsburg, but rather to have discovered him … Continue reading
Here follows a review and a discussion. The review contains no spoilers, or only minor ones, and the discussion contains nothing but. Review: THE SORCERER’S HOUSE concerns one Baxter Dunn, an ambidextrous a scholar with double degrees and a con-man … Continue reading
The inimitable Mark Shea, the only other member of the Shea-Wright mutual admiration society, writes what I would have written were my server not malfunctioning. Let me just quote him in toto: A politician has done something I actually find … Continue reading
A video from last year by Bill Whittle. It touches on my two favorite topics, politics and LORD OF THE RINGS.
Neil Gaiman’s review of Gene Wolfe’s THE SORCERER’S HOUSE Discovered at GOODREADS Caveat: This book is dedicated to me, so I may well be immediately biased in its favour. It’s an epistolary novel. Very dark, very strange, dislocating and dream-like. … Continue reading
My beautiful and talented wife is running a “Caption This” contest over at Visions of Arhyelon. Take a look: http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/279240.html