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I have a few links to share today:

* The March 2007 issue of The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies is now online, and I highly recommend it. The issue includes some excellent reviews and articles, on such topics as Dracula, Pan's Labyrinth, Fritz Leiber, and Francis Lathom. I particularly suggest Patricia MacCormack's article "Baroque Intensity: Lovecraft, Le Fanu and the Fold."

* I was remiss in not pointing out earlier Neal Stephenson's op-ed in The New York Times about how the pundits have missed the boat in understanding the phenomenon of 300: "It's All Geek to Me."

* The Libertarian Futurist Society has named the finalists for this year's Prometheus Award: Empire by Orson Scott Card, The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi, Glasshouse by Charles Stross, Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge, and Harbingers by F. Paul Wilson.


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi

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agentxpndble
Mar. 22nd, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
Ooo... Lot's to read - Did you wind up seeing Pan's Labrynth? I admit, I'm sort of waiting to see what you have to say about it...

I really must see 300...

The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

I have several Scalzi fans in my group of freinds (although I have not read him myself) - They will be pleased to hear that.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 23rd, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
To my great distress, Pan's Labyrinth had a super-short run here, and I was out of state during nearly all of it! I've read everything I can find about it, and I know I will be amazed by it. We plan to watch the DVD ASAP. I'm quite ashamed that I missed it.

agentxpndble
Mar. 23rd, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
It's a shame you won't get to see it on the big screen - Definitely some of the artistry is big screen.

The timing just sucks - Even if you had been around, the subject matter is very profound and disturbing and it might not have been good for in the middle of grieving your Grandma. But do see it - Just be forewarned that it is profoundly violent at times and takes a bit of concentration.
elicia8
Mar. 22nd, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting the link to the Irish Journal. I found an AWESOME review of 'Lisey's Story' (Stephen King's latest) there. I've been drooling over interested in that ever since I heard about it--especially the part about all writers visiting the dark world of Boo'ya Moon to get their ideas.

Yay! Now I'm definitely hooked. So thanks again. Your entires, as always, are the most immediately useful thing on my friends page. ;P
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 23rd, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear it! Your kind words put a smile on my face. I don't think I've been called "immediately useful" before. :) I hope you had a great day!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 22nd, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
From the keyboard of the Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies
We'd like to thank you for the positive feedback eldritchhobbit! The journal is something we've worked hard on and are very proud of and it means a great deal to have people like yourself give it the thumbs up.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 23rd, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Re: From the keyboard of the Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies
You're most welcome! Congratulations on producing such an excellent publication.
vonjunzt
Mar. 22nd, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link to the IJGHS. pgmcc has been urging me to read it lately, now I see why.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 23rd, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! Glad to be of service.
dracschick
Mar. 23rd, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting the great links!
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 23rd, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! I hope you enjoy.
witchcat07
Mar. 23rd, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
Good quote.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 23rd, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's near and dear to my heart.
randomalia
Mar. 24th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
I really love that quote by Gandhi!

Interesting article about 300. I don't plan on seeing it, yet I've been keeping a curious eye on the response, and that article brought a different perspective.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 9th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
Stephenson is best known of course for his fiction, but I always find his essays fascinating. Like you said: a different perspective.
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