Monthly Archives: June 2007

Omnia mutantur, nihil interit.

Jane Jewell reports on SFFNet that Sterling E. Lanier has died. She doesn’t give a source for the report, so one can hope that the rumor has been greatly exaggerated. Back in the 1970s I was extremely fond of the … Continue reading

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Trojan Ends

Book blurbs lie all the time, as we know. Every fantasy novel published in the 70s and 80s was the natural heir of The Lord of the Rings; every sprawling brawling historical epic published in the 40s and 50s was … Continue reading

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And Bookblogs for All

Someone associated with a newspaper (Adele Geras at the Guardian website) finally says some reasonable stuff about bookblogs and newspaper book critics. [In the blogosphere y]ou can write as much as you like and you are completely and utterly independent. … Continue reading

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My friend Shawn Wilbur, an intellectual historian and a mainstay of the libertarian left, has been putting volumes of the 19th century progressive paper Liberty online in PDF form. Here’s the archive so far and here’s Shawn’s post on the … Continue reading

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Father’s Day, a Semi-Fantastic Sequel and a Meme

I got some cool stuff for Father’s Day, but at the risk of sounding soppy here are some recentish photos of the two best gifts I ever got (Nicholas on the left, Jessika on the right). They obliged me tonight … Continue reading

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Index Expurgatorius

I was bemusedly watching the trailer for the new live-action Underdog movie (seen at a post by Paul di Filippo on the Inferior Four group blog) and wondering whether a live-action Underdog movie is really needed at this moment in … Continue reading

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How Did He Know?

This is sort of how I write.

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