A bookstore sale allowed me to pick up loads of titles this month, namely, the first seven titles in the list below. The last three came from a much-delayed online order.
by The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists Gideon Defoe (third book in a series but this and the fifth book on the Romantics are the ones I’m really interested in)
by The Dream Archipelago Christopher Priest
by The Stain on the Snow ( Georges Simenon published in the US as ) Dirty Snow
by Midnight Plus One Gavin Lyall
by Before, During, and After: Poems Hal Sirowitz
by The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein Peter Ackroyd
of The Complete Western Stories Elmore Leonard
by The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation Fanny Howe
by The Lion Bridge: Selected Poems 1972-1995 Michael Palmer
by Thread (reviews from Michael Palmer , Jacket 2 , Lana Turner , The Constant Critic magazine, and Poetry ) Publishers Weekly
: Twentieth Anniversary Issue (Fall 2001) 37 Conjunctions
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I’m a big fan of
M. John Harrison‘s writing in general: not just his novels and stories but also his blog entries.
Lately, Harrison’s been posting lists of works in the related genres of
fantasy and science fiction. It would be an understatement to refer to these lists as unorthodox; while most of the entries are books, some are films, computer games, and pop songs.
In a comment on
one of Harrison’s follow-up lists, an artist named Edwin Rostron mentions something called The Codex Seraphinianus. Following the link Rostron left, I found myself thrilled by both the book itself and that essay about it. Additionally, I was also thrilled by the mention of a professor named Terry Harpold.
That was when things became
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