Creating Monsters

by Phyllis Irene Radford From ghoulies and ghosties / And long-leggedy beasties / And things that go bump in the night, / Good Lord, deliver us! — Robert Burns What was your first nightmare? Chances are it was your worst because it … Continue reading

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Re-reading Ursula Le Guin – Coda Saying Goodbye at the Gate: Reflections on “No Time To Spare (Thinking About What Matters)”

While I was updating my Le Guin collection with the Hainish books I lacked, in preparation for my Big Re-Read of 2018, I also decided to pick up Ursula Le Guin’s last book, a collection of blog posts and essays, … Continue reading

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A Most Dangerous Woman: A New Victorian Serial Adventure

When Wilkie Collins—close friend of Charles Dickens—published his fifth book, The Woman in White,  (found here in a collection of all his work, for a buck ) in spite of outrage on the part of critics, it was a runaway … Continue reading

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