Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Santaroga Barrier

Frank Herbert is one of my heroes, for a number of reasons: his incredible commitment to portraying the whole ecology of a fictional environment, his sly allusions to philosophy, the overwhelming headiness of his work, his Northwest roots. This devotion, … Continue reading

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The Ice People

The Ice People is a lesser-known French science fiction novel by RenĂ© Barjavel. In French, it is known by the more nuanced title, La Nuit Des Temps (the Night of Time). I chose it primarily because I was bewitched by … Continue reading

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A Friendly Reminder

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Quark #1

As far as science fiction anthologies go, Quark #1 is weird. Co-edited in the early 70s by the poet Marilyn Hacker and Samuel Delany (who were married at the time, but have long since separated and both self-identified as homosexual), … Continue reading

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War With The Newts

SpaceCanon: I wanted to talk to you about War with the Newts Evan: Oh yea! I love that book SpaceCanon: yeah man me too Evan: In addition to many other things, I feel like it is the missing link between … Continue reading

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