?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

"What kind of courage have you got?"

Happy birthday to the fabulous curtana! May you have a fantastic day and a wonderful year to come.


A few quick notes:

* I am the interviewee today in a special "Engine Room" episode of StarShipSofa: The Audio Science Fiction Magazine. The interview, which covers subjects related to science fiction, fantasy, and coffee, among other things, is a little over an hour - the entire show, in fact. You can download it here or via iTunes under "StarShipSofa," or listen to it streaming here. A list of my other podcast commentaries, interviews, and unabridged dramatic readings is available here with links.

* io9 recently posted two interesting features on one of my favorite literary topics, dystopias:
"The Best Future Dystopias Where The Liberals Have Won"
"The Best Future Dystopias Where The Conservatives Have Won"

* One of my favorite authors, Sherman Alexie, has a powerful new poem available online: "Mystery Train."


Henry: What kind of courage have you got?
Philip: The tidal kind: it comes and goes.
James Goldman, The Lion in Winter

Comments

jagash
Oct. 16th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
It's a pleasant mixture of small city personality with big city convenience. If an event happens in the middle of winter, you could even take advantage of Winterlude when we have a giant ice-canal which people skate along. Or I could simply drag you to Bridgehead. http://www.bridgehead.ca This might be one of the most coffee-addicted cities in the world.

By the way, I have a friend of mine who is beginning her PHD studies in Wales where she is planning on a focus toward Steampunk as a genre. Do you happen know of any seminal works or important sources which I could direct her toward?
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 19th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
This might be one of the most coffee-addicted cities in the world.

Awesome. :)

Do you happen know of any seminal works or important sources which I could direct her toward?

What a fantastic dissertation topic! I'd love to know more about it. I'll put on my thinking cap. The one that comes immediately to mind as classic is Steffen Hantke's "Difference Engines and Other Infernal Devices: History According to Steampunk" from Extrapolation 40 (1999).