Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I'm researching a paper on Clive Barker's novella (for a Religious Studies paper "The Body In Religion") and was hoping that some of you have read the novella, or knows someone who has. The deadline is fairly close, and I know I'm cutting it close, but.... If you have read it, I'd be very pleased if you could mention whether anything about the story struck you in a religious context... Cenobites, Frank's devotion to pleasure-seeking, the ritualistic way in which he reshapes his body... If anything struck you as having religious significance, I would absoloutely love to hear it.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
On behalf of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand Inc. we write to advise that you have been successful in getting onto the final ballot for the 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Awards in the category of Best Short Story for both “Outside the Box” and “The Oath”.
It's getting rather surreal at this point. But I am over the moon! The shortlists will be announced soon.
Also, you can still download "Outside The Box" as a free pdf. from the Lethe Press website HERE. (Direct Link)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.
It is also the only book that I vividly remember reading; these days short fiction seem to me to be much more memorable than novel length work. It takes a special book to stay with me long after I have read it. This one did. I have a feeling it will be sticking around for a while.
William GibsonThe chief instigator of the "cyberpunk" wave of the 1980s, his razzle-dazzle futuristic intrigues were, for a while, the most imitated work in science fiction.
Think I can live with that :)
Monday, March 16, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Don't you love them!
If you meet the Buddha, kill him.
The caterpillar said, "One side will make you grow bigger and the other side will make you grow smaller"
"One side of what? The other side of what?" thought Alice to herself.
"Of the mushroom," said the caterpillar.
Alice looked at the mushroom, trying to make out which were the two sides of it, as it was perfectly round.