Unicore, Mumbai and a Memebow

1. You stumble across one unicorn, then all of a sudden you’re in a herd of the reclusive beasts. I was looking for something else on Google Books this afternoon when I found that an old favorite of mine, Odell Shepard’s The Lore of the Unicorn, had been Googled. The book is still in print, and easy to find used copies of on Amazon and elsewhere, but it’s cool that the current publisher unleashed the whole contents for online reading (at Google and apparently on their own website, but apparently their server’s a little wonky; I couldn’t make a connection to it).

[Edited to add: They seem to have dropped the footnotes, though, so anyone thinking of buying a copy might be better off with an older edition. The Dover edition, which I snapped up in the 90s and has worn pretty well, has all the references, the index, and a couple of decent illustrations, all of which are lacking in the e-version online.]

2. Practically the only non-bad news from Mumbai in this terrible week concerned Emmanuele Lattanzi, a Neapolitan living in Mumbai who first escaped from the terrorists attacking the Oberoi hotel, and then voluntarily returned there to bring milk to his baby daughter and comfort to his wife, still imprisoned in the hotel. A small victory can count for a lot.

3. I only report this result because it’s so unexpected.

Your rainbow is strongly shaded red.


What is says about you: You are a passionate person. You appreciate energetic people. You get bored easily and want friends who will keep up with you.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

I suspect most people who know me might tag me with a frostier rainbow, and I don’t really get bored easily, except at sporting events. So it’s possible that this quiz is not 100% infallible. Caveat quaesitor.

About JE

James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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4 Responses to Unicore, Mumbai and a Memebow

  1. Anonymous says:

    James, you know unicorn hunts always end badly. Yet there you go, googling away.


    What is says about you: You are a powerful person. You appreciate mystery. You may meet people who are afraid of you.

    Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

    Dubious in one respect, frighteningly accurate in another (or it was in my youth).

    • JE says:

      It was stuff about doppelgangers I was actually Googling for (and found some, too), but I found the unicorn stuff by accident. Now I think they may be stalking me.

  2. peadarog says:

    Great story from Mumbai.

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