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"None so devotional"

Happy Mother's Day to everyone who is a mother (biological, step, or otherwise, to two-footed or four-footed children)! Also, happy birthday to bistokidsfan77, with best wishes for many happy returns of the day!

I have a few links to share...

* A couple of people have asked me about my work on Star Trek and Arthuriana, which I referenced in my last post. My article ("The Sword in the StarShip: Arthuriana in the Four Incarnations of Star Trek") was published originally in 2000 in the now-extinct Winedark Sea; it's available online here as a PDF file. (Edit: For those of you whose browsers don't like this, you can also download the PDF file here. Please let me know if it needs to be uploaded again. Thanks!)

My book chapter ("Beam Me Up, King Arthur? Star Trek and the Arthurian Tradition") is due for 2010 publication in a collection edited by Michael A. Torregrossa and entitled The Reel Matter of Britain: Transformations of the Arthurian Legends on Film and Television. Thanks for your interest!

* The University of Nebraska Press is having a spring sale including 75% off of some of its science fiction publications from the Bison Frontiers of the Imagination imprint. See more here.

* From the Apex Book Company blog: Jacob Kier on "Why We Love the Apocalypse."

Because I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning tears of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,"
Therefore, by that dear name I have long called you,
You who are more than mother unto me.
~Edgar Allan Poe


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May. 12th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
Excellent article! You really show the similarities between the Star Trek incarnations and the different aspects of Arthuriana. I enjoyed reading it.

You know, I haven't watched the original series since I was a kid. Your article, and the new movie, have inspired me to Netflix it and then NextGen (my fave) again.

I like your icon. "I can do it! I can do it!" LOL.
May. 12th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for this lovely feedback! I'm so glad you found it to be persuasive and enjoyable. It's a bit outdated now, but my upcoming book chapter includes Enterprise and other updates, so hopefully it seems more contemporary.

Three cheers for Trekking with Netflix! As a matter of fact, I feel some marathon viewing in my future, too...

LOL! That "I can do it! I can do it!" cracked me up. He was so earnest. (And, of course, he could do it!)
May. 13th, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
Have you ever read Thomas Berger's Arthur Rex? It's not a Roddenberry Universe view of the legend, much darker, but true to the source material.
May. 15th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
I haven't - in fact, the majority of my Arthurian reading has been of works that predate the 20th century. I'll definitely add this to my reading list. Thank you so much!
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