Monthly Archives: September 2011

Bulletproof Kinks

In the course of thinking about a new writing project, I’m also reflecting on what I love to read – specifically, those items that, if they appear in a book, will automatically seize my interest as a dog is interested … Continue reading

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Sale! To Girl Fever!

Quite some time after I originally wrote it, I’ve sold “The Airplane Story” to editor Sacchi Green for her anthology Girl Fever: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex for Lesbians, forthcoming from Cleis Press. My very first sale (and quite a … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Nairobi Heat by Mukoma wa Ngugi

Mukoma wa Ngugi’s first novel, Nairobi Heat, involves themes including African Americans in their relationship to Africans as well as outcomes of the Rwandan genocide, both for those who suffered and those who viewed from afar. The themes of the … Continue reading

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Historical Sex Linkgasm

Today, a few links about Sex! In! History! Lesley Hall’s Victorian Sex Factoids. Want to know what historians know about those “treatments for hysteria”? This is the page for you. Also at Lesley’s site, The Condom Page, with useful bibliography, … Continue reading

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“Pro Patria,” Owen Seaman

Pro Patria England, in this great fight to which you go Because, where Honour calls you, go you must, Be glad, whatever comes, at least to know You have your quarrel just. Peace was your care; before the nations’ bar … Continue reading

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Sometimes, you need comics.

I read a lot. I’m a writer, it’s a vital part of what you might call my Continuing Education. Lately, I’ve been returning to comics. Part of that is due to all the superhero movies that came out this summer, … Continue reading

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More Retro Cherries, Some of them Picked

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Goliath is out today!

I blogged about Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan series at Heroes and Heartbreakers yesterday.

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Thinking About (Erotic) Word Choice

I was recently reading a marriage of convenience romance story with erotic content. The story’s tone was very serious: the couple were initially forced into being together, and there was a lot of complicated angst on the part of the … Continue reading

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“Thomas of the Light Heart,” Owen Seaman

Thomas of the Light Heart Facing the guns, he jokes as well As any Judge upon the Bench; Between the crash of shell and shell His laughter rings along the trench; He seems immensely tickled by a Projectile which he … Continue reading

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