Losing Sir Terry

I am now coming to grips with the finiteness of Sir Terry’s work. He was angry the way Carl Hiaasen is angry, joyfully and tirelessly imaginative in his skewering of the people and causes and world-views I think are awful. We found the same things beautiful. Even his darkness was shot through with light, as if life was too strong in him to be poisoned by the urge to destroy the world that visits many authors of his years. He poured out love on the sort of people I love. We agreed on what was important. We were intimate in the very best way that an author and his reader can be intimate: he didn’t know me from Eve, and I had all but memorized his work.

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BVC Members Participate in “The Write Stuff” Storybundle

Book View Cafe members Leah Cutter, Vonda N. McIntyre, and Judith Tarr are part of the “Write Stuff” Storybundle, which runs from May 13th through June 4th. Here’s what it’s all about, from bundle curator Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Writers need … Continue reading

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Review: First Wives Club, the musical

Jones says of of the actor portraying one of erring husbands that he “looks helpfully great in his skimpies.” I was there on press opening night at the same performance Jones saw. When a self-congratulating Billy let his bathrobe fall open on his paunch and his speedo, one woman in the audience blurted a loud, derisive, “Oh my God!” and another yell, “Suck it in, Billy!” Laughter—female laughter—erupted all over the house. Of course I was sitting in a side section, not in the center with celebs and reviewers who only got Billy fully frontal, so maybe Jones missed the impressive curve of Billy’s belly.

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World Fantasy Award Nominations

Congratulations to all the World Fantasy Award nominees, especially to Book View Café founding member Ursula K. Le Guin, whose collection The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume One: Where on Earth and Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands … Continue reading

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