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Happy Friday!

I have a few quick notes to share:

* My edited edition of Emilie Flygare-Carlén's gorgeous epic The Magic Goblet, due out later this summer from Valancourt Books, now has cover art. I will post more information as the release date approaches.

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* From the May 2007 issue of Locus Magazine: Cory Doctorow: In Praise of Fanfic .

* A new edition of one of my very favorite essays, J.R.R. Tolkien's "On Fairy-Stories," now has a release date: Monday, October 1st, 2007. According to the listing on Amazon.co.uk, this edition includes the final (1964) revised text of the essay, plus an introduction describing the circumstances of the original Andrew Lang lecture, extensive commentary on allusions Tolkien makes in the essay, and (perhaps most importantly) material Tolkien drafted that didn't make it into the published essay ("important elaborations of his views on other writers"). The title is Tolkien on Fairy-Stories.

Quote of the day:

"Culture is a lot older than art — that is, we have had social storytelling for a lot longer than we've had a notional class of artistes whose creativity is privileged and elevated to the numinous, far above the everyday creativity of a kid who knows that she can paint and draw, tell a story and sing a song, sculpt and invent a game.

"To call this a moral failing — and a new moral failing at that! — is to turn your back on millions of years of human history."

- from Cory Doctorow: In Praise of Fanfic


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 1st, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
Good day, my darling. It is good to hear from you, I imagine your days are still quite busy with settling in to new home and enviroment. I hope you soon have friends and neighbors who care for you there, like we cared for you here.

What a lovely piece of art, Wow!

The article in Locus, just made my day. What an amazing humble and (gods my vocabulary has left me stranded this morning)insightful young man. Thank you so much for sharing that article. Too bad some others don't feel the same way. What is it they say 'imitation is the highest form of flattery' some of them just don't get it.

I shared the link with others, and also told them they should check you out as well. Hope you don't mind. I want everyone to go and visit your lj and you website to learn what a great person you are. If not for you I would never have found LJ and my life would be less than it is, even if at the time you had no idea. Thank you!
Jun. 5th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your lovely words! *huge hugs* I can't thank you enough for your kindness, encouragement, friendship, and support. Thanks also for sending others to my blog and website! I really appreciate it.

Wasn't Doctorow's article terrific? I was very happy to see it.

Jun. 1st, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
The cover is gorgeous!

I am definitely going to pick up a copy of the Tolkien essay.

I haven't read the fanfic article yet, but it reminds me of something from the slash panel that I didn't mention in my Wiscon notes that tickles me completely: Author Lyda Morehouse has written slash stories about her *own* characters under a pseudonym. ROTFLMAO! I just think that's hilarious (and not just because I have a mad crush on Morehouse...) ;-)
Jun. 5th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you like the cover! And yes, I can't wait to get the new edition of "On Fairy-Stories."

That's a fabulous story about Lyda Morehouse!!! LOL!
Jun. 1st, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, wonderful Quote! That's just lovely. fra
Jun. 5th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I loved it, too. Doctorow's article is terrific.
Jun. 2nd, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
Have a great weekend!
Congrats on the cover art. Very nice:)
Jun. 5th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Have a great weekend!
Thank you so much! I am really thrilled with it. I hope you have a terrific day!
Jun. 3rd, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Love the quote, love the cover art (what's it from?), love your icon. (Yoda!)
Jun. 5th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Isn't it a great quote? The Doctorow article is terrific. And I'm so glad you like the cover art! It's from "La Regina Eleonora" by Anthony Frederick Sandys (1829-1904). I'm thrilled with it.

Three cheers for Yoda!
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