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RIPs and Smart Pop Promotion

* RIP, John Neville, OBE (1925-2011). He was Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Terror, Baron Munchausen in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and the Well-Manicured Man in The X-Files, to name but a few of his many roles.
Read more here: Former Stratford Director, John Neville, Dies and Slice of SciFi Remembers John Neville.

* RIP, Hugo and Nebula Award winner Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011), Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master, inductee into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and author of one of the first science fiction novels to appear on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Read more here: Announcement from Locus and Slice of SciFi Remembers Anne McCaffrey.

* In happier news, Smart Pop Books is running a new promotion: Sign up for Smart Pop's mailing list, and get free excerpts from Smart Pop books! Two of the books from which you can get excerpts are collections that include essays of mine, namely Nyx in the House of Night and Fringe Science.

Last but not least, given the season, this seemed appropriate!

funny pictures history - Manifest Destiny
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Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.

A few incisive mornings,
A few ascetic eves, -
Gone Mr. Bryant's golden-rod,
And Mr. Thomson's sheaves.
- Emily Dickinson, "Nature: XLIX"



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Nov. 23rd, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
That's what I love about Emily D. She tells it like it is!
Nov. 26th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
So true!
Nov. 24th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
Hello, m'dear! Since our friendship, this particular season and holiday have had such a different feel for me, and in fact, I don't celebrate it at all beyond a general sense of being thankful for my dear friends, unrelated to the history. In fact, I was watching The Daily Show from the 17th on my computer and have decided that commemorating Evacuation Day would be far more appropriate. :P
Nov. 26th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
Appropriate indeed! :P I love it.
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