Oxford Revisited in War-Time Beneath fair Magdalen’s storied towers I wander in a dream, And hear the mellow chimes float out O’er Cherwell’s ice-bound stream. Throstle and blackbird stiff with cold Hop on the frozen grass; Among the aged, upright oaks The dun deer slowly pass. The chapel organ rolls and swells, And voices still […]
Most of these links are related to specific panel content. Joshua of Glyphpress wishes all cons were like Readercon. Kate Nepveu’s report, includes her recollections of “The Dissonant Power of Alternative Voicing” and “Borders (if Any) Between Fan Fiction and Original Fiction.” For “Paranormal Romance and Otherness” she noted “if your similar-to-our-world setting is diverse […]
I had a new post up on The Criminal Element yesterday – Dynamic Duos: Remington Steele and Laura Holt.
My mystery-reading binge isn’t quite as overwhelming as it was for a while, but I’m still in that mode, especially feeling a craving for historicals. I’m thinking of doing some rereads. I recommend both of these series very highly. Sarah Smith’s pre- and post-WWI trilogy that starts with The Vanished Child (this is one series […]
Eric Rosenfield interviewed Junot Diaz, Samuel R. Delany, Barry Malzberg, John Clute, Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman and Neil Clarke at this year’s Readercon. Video interviews at his blog.
Please welcome my guest, Janet Mullany! # Time Travel A woman wiser than myself—my agent—told me I had a contemporary voice and although I didn’t believe her, I gave it a shot and ended up with a two-book contract for contemporaries for Harlequin Spice. The first one, Tell Me More, is on sale at the […]
Lines Written in Surrey, 1917 A sudden swirl of song in the bright sky— The little lark adoring his lord the sun; Across the corn the lazy ripples run; Under the eaves, conferring drowsily, Doves droop or amble; the agile waterfly Wrinkles the pool; and flowers, gay and dun, Rose, bluebell, rhododendron, one by one, […]
Be sure to stop by the blog on Monday, when my guest, Janet Mullany, will be her usual brilliantly funny self.
If you’ve written a convention report, the Readercon LiveJournal community is asking that you post a link in the comments here. Sherwood Smith proposed an online Bittercon for those unable to attend Readercon. AttackFish has an essay on “Are We Not Men – Human Women and Beast-Men in Paranormal Romance” with some in-depth comments. There’s […]
There are far too many Readercon reports proliferating on the internet for me to link them all, but here are a few of interest! A report in The New Scientist. A report on Classic Non-Fiction: The Jewel Hinged Jaw, “a concise review of Samuel R. Delany’s career in the literary criticism of SF.” There’s a […]