Category Archives: Books, Stories, etc
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The House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer, 2001
Created out of the Swamp by a freak accident, Swamp Thing is an elemental creature who uses the forces of nature and wisdom of the plant kingdom to fight the polluted world’s self-destruction. Inspired by the creation of writer Len … Continue reading
“Lobsters” by Charles Stross “Who are you?” Manfred repeats suspiciously. “Am organization formerly known as KGB dot RU.” “I think your translatorâ€™s broken.” He holds the phone to his ear carefully, as if itâ€™s made of smoke-thin aerogel, tenuous as … Continue reading
Madeleine Lâ€™Engle, Writer of Childrenâ€™s Classics, Is Dead at 88 – New York Times Madeleine Lâ€™Engle, an author whose childhood fables, religious meditations and fanciful science fiction transcended both genre and generation, most memorably in her childrenâ€™s classic â€œA Wrinkle … Continue reading
As a sort-of-shameless plug, my wife’s poetry press is about to release it’s next 3 books. The one of most interest for this post is: Jill Essbaum’s new book – Harlot (look, a cock!). Jill lives out of the country … Continue reading
(or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer) I just took a look at categories and realized that nothing with a book topic had been published since 12/05. That’s pretty disappointing, especially with evil_bastard as a contributing writer. My last fun book … Continue reading
I tried to find a previous story that I’d written about Charles Stross’s Concrete Jungle but I could find it. So if you didn’t see it, that short story is freely available for reading here. I’d describe it as BOFH … Continue reading
One of my favorite authors, Hunter S. Thompson, killed himself last night. Link to story.
… Then Jimmy took out all of the parts of the Bible that criticized rich people. Most of the surviving major churches didn’t notice that. But they did complain when Jimmy changed the traditional translations of Yusuf and Miryam to … Continue reading