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"No fancy in the world is all untrue."

Happy birthday to the wonderful maidoforange! May you have a terrific day today and many more to come, my friend!


A few notes...

* This past week, The Telegraph ran an interesting article on one of my favorite authors, Daphne du Maurier. Read "The Real Ghost of Manderley" here. An excerpt from the new novel about her, Daphne by Justine Picardie, is here.

* In celebration of his blog's anniversary, Neil Gaiman is offering his fantastic novel American Gods free for one month online. Read it here.

* I was very sorry to read in numerous blogs of the death of author Janet Kagan (1946-2008). I first discovered her through her Star Trek novel Uhura's Song, which remains one of my favorites. She is perhaps best remembered for her novelette "The Nutcracker Coup," which won a Hugo Award in 1993, and her novel Hellspark (1988).


"No fancy in the world is all untrue."
Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars

Comments

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arymetore
Mar. 2nd, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
Aww :( I'm very sorry to hear of her passing as well. Uhura's Song is one of my absolute favorite novels.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 4th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
It's sad, isn't it? I'm glad to hear you liked Uhura's Song, too.
dracschick
Mar. 3rd, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Thanks, as always for the cool links:)
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 4th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
You're most welcome! :)
estellye
Mar. 3rd, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Wow, I am sorry to hear about Janet Kagan, too.

How cool that Neil Gaiman is sharing so generously!

Love the quote today!
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 4th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you like the quote! It is great of Gaiman, isn't it?

Janet Kagan will be missed.
travels_in_time
Mar. 3rd, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
Aw, that's sad about Janet Kagan. "Uhura's Song" is one of my favorite Star Trek novels. It was so much better done than so many of the early ones. (I swear, when I first started buying ST books I was SCARED by some of the actually-got-published stuff that was out there. It would make ff.net look professional! And the fact that I was ten or eleven at the time, and still noticed how bad it was? That's saying something.)
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 4th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Yes, yes, yes! I remember my experience with Uhura's Song the same way. I reread that one and Diane Duane's The Wounded Sky until they nearly fell apart.
sittingduck1313
Mar. 3rd, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Neil Gaiman, here are some words he has for The Graveyard Book.

http://mutantreviewers.blogspot.com/2008/02/neil-gaiman-on-graveyard-book.html
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 4th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
I can't wait for this book!!!
maidoforange
Mar. 4th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, EH. I had pizza and a movie with friends on Saturday and brunch at Brennan's on Sunday with Mom so it was a good birthday weekend.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 16th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad! :) ((((maidoforange))))
bouncybabylemur
Mar. 6th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
Have you seen the 2007 BBC film Daphne? They show it on Logo, but I've only seen about 5 minutes of it. It looked like it would be really good. I wish it were out on DVD.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 16th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I haven't! Thanks for telling me about it. I didn't even know it existed. I'll keep an eye out on the Logo channel for it.
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