Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis
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"the most improper job"

Happy birthday to nekrokedeia, the design editor we have to thank for all of those gorgeous Valancourt Books book covers. May you have a fabulous day and a wonderful year to come!


Lots of interesting things have been posted lately, so I have several new links to share with you today:

* Weird Tales posted a list of "The Weirdest Storytellers of the Past 85 Years."

* On the dystopian front, the site io9.com posted "Paradise Is A Lie: A History Of False Utopias."

* SFSignal invited science fiction authors to discuss this question: Is Science Fiction Antithetical to Religion? I think this is best paired with StarShipSofa's excellent podcast on Religious Themes in Science Fiction.

* Revolution Science Fiction posted a list of "Sci-Fi Love: Star-Crossed Couples." (My vote would go to John Fitzgerald Byers and Suzanne Modeski from The X-Files and The Lone Gunmen.)

* And last but not least, I offer an example of what happens when you mix The Goonies and The Pirates of the Caribbean:




The quote of the day...

"Government is an abstract noun meaning the art and process of governing and it should be an offence to write it with a capital G or so as to refer to people... The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter to his son Christopher in 1943
Tags: dystopias, genre literature, sf
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