TRAINS: From Vientiane to Bangkok

Nowadays a train from Vientiane to Bangkok is fairly easy. Go here to see the schedules and get tips. I did this in 1969, in my early teens and it was… different. There were at the time no dentists in Laos, at least none that my parents trusted, and so we went to Bangkok to get our teeth looked at. For some reason I had to go — but I can’t remember any toothache. And for some reason we didn’t fly, a trip that would then take perhaps an hour or two.

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Author Interview: Brenda W. Clough

Writer Brenda W. Clough has stitched together an exotic quilt of a career and a life. She’s written classic fantasy, fantasy humor, fantasy for children, science fiction, steampunk, and even contemporary mystery. Recent novels include Speak to Our Desires, an unusual murder mystery that takes place in 1969 New York City, and Revise the World, a science fiction tale of time travel, FTL drives, and resurrected Antarctic explorers. Her latest work from Book View Cafe is the re-release of How Like a God, where she asks the question, “Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?” A man on the edge is about to find out.

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