Monthly Archives: December 2007

Hey!

A lateish Merry Christmas (or Newtonmass, or Tuesday, or whatever you prefer) to you and yours.

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The Year’s Midnight

St. Lucy’s Day doesn’t coincide with the solstice anymore. But this is the poem I’m always thinking about at this time of year. A Nocturnal Upon St. Lucy’s Day, Being the Shortest Day by John Donne ‘Tis the year’s midnight, … Continue reading

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The Bullslayer

Here’s a nifty post on slushpile clich├ęs by ann_leckie (seen via buymeaclue). And Mithraists should not miss her post with the origami tauroctony.

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Morlock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

Actually the barrels are full of water. But one of them serves as a candle-stand, so… My story “The Red Worm’s Way”–one of my personal favorites, as it shows Morlock at his surliest and drunkest–has been sold to Flashing Swords. … Continue reading

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Newgo Awards

After reading a couple of recent Livejournal threads (here and here), I find myself wondering: do we need some new Hugo Awards? How about anti-Hugos, to abolish misgiven prizes? Could be named for Clifton & Riley. (The Clifley? The Rifton?) … Continue reading

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Electric Space News

I woke up this morning and found my solar system was dented. Will my insurance cover this? Giant Magnetic Ropes of Space! Sounds like an early Leigh Brackett story. Saturn: lord of the ring currents. “Ring current” sounds better than … Continue reading

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Putting the iron in irony…

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“The Choice is Clear!”

We’re being blitzed by campaign material in NW Ohio–not only is Ohio traditionally a swing state (i.e. one of the few US states where one’s vote for president seems to count, thanks to the electoral college), but we’re facing a … Continue reading

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