Top 50 SF & F Books

For whatever reason, I’m in one of those funks where I can read about 5 pages of any book I pick up and realize I am paying absolutely no attention. Thus, recreational reading and book reviews are at a crawl. That leads to this post, which is something I held off on but then thought, […]

Weekend marginalia

Looks like I wasn’t the only one impressed by Nobel Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk’s lecture at the awards ceremony Thursday. Encyclopedia Britannica’s Britannica Blog calls it “a rich, engaging, and moving text.” From the sublime to the borderline ridiculous or else from Turkey and literature to America and popular culture. What is this year’s […]

Orhan Pamuk shows his Nobel talents

I was just going to post a note about it but Nobel Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk’s lecture at the awards ceremony today is just too good to be relegated to a brief mention. Available online in English, it is a wonderful exposition. Here are just two excerpts.

On literature:

… The starting point of true […]

You know you’re old when

I’m always telling my wife and kids that it’s a bitch getting old. A different kind of proof came today. You know you’re old when….. you don’t own and would barely recognize any of the songs receiving Grammy Award nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year or Album of the Year.

I […]

SD bloggers and SD Public TV

As evidenced by the new link at the right, South Dakota bloggers are going to try to help South Dakota Public Television with its fundraising efforts. From the e-mail I received:

Some bloggers in SD have agreed to cooperate with each other without regard to ideology or perspective and request that their Blog readers contribute […]