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Bookworm 2014: Weird Histories

Every now and then, I get a hankering for a bit of écriture feminine of the fantastic variety, usually as counterpoint to a lot of “manly” reading about explosions and spaceships and boobs and whatnot. That is not to say that there aren’t women writing manly stuff and men writing womanly stuff – that is […]

Bookworm 2012: Written for Us

Jo Walton took home a whole bunch of awards for Among Others, but she also took a lot of flak from critics opining that the book was, in fact, rather mediocre, but was purposefully written to win awards, aimed at the Hugo/Nebula voting crowd that grew up in the early con heydays. I would tend […]

Magically Posthuman

[flickr]photo:5093752770[/flickr] So, I guess I’ve incorporated or something. They are digesting a sheaf of papers in the bank right now, and soon I will be more than a simple human, they will turn me into a dual actual/virtual construct with a buttload of additional rights and obligations. Fear the hostile takeover. This was a uniquely […]

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
    The Ophiuchi Hotline
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Green Eyes
    Crackpot Palace: Stories
    The Fractal Prince
    The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter

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