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Archive for July, 2010

Apocalypse then

I was reading the art critic Robert Hughes’s memoir Things I Didn’t Know, when I came across this passage that seemed – to me at least – of sf relevance. He’s talking about the imagination of Leonardo da Vinci: But if water created the world, if water shaped and nourished it, water would also destroy […]

tangled up in “-punk”

This is a drive-by post to point out something (I think) is interesting. Steampunk has now started to permeate the knitting/spinning/fiber community, too. Or, at least, a small section of it. The Sanguine Gryphon, a yarn dyer of some fame in the subculture, will be debuting a Steampunk line with appropriately themed yarns and patterns […]

Appreciations for Jeanne Robinson, George Ewing, and Everett F. Bleiler

The following appreciations could not be included in the July print edition of Locus for reasons of space. We are pleased to present them here. Appreciation for Jeanne Robinson by Jim Frenkel I first met Jeanne Robinson in 1974. She and Spider had not been together very long at that point. They were living in […]


I was reading W H Auden’s book of essays The Dyer’s Hand, and came across the following. Wow! I thought, There’s an sf story to be written there! One can conceive of Heaven having a Telephone Directory, but it would have to be gigantic, for it would include the Proper Name and address of every […]

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