The Big Book of Earthsea

What is most exciting to me about this edition of EARTHSEA is THE PICTURES. Charles Vess is painting a wraparound cover and a full-color frontispiece for each of the six books (and, says he, “the title page will be in color, if I have anything to say about it.” To which I say Amen!) Then he’ll be drawing some fifty black-and-white vignettes for chapter heads, ten or a dozen full-page illustrations, and a bunch of smaller pictures throughout the book.

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Lions and Women Writers of Science Fiction

Everyone knows that most book readers are women. There’s all kinds of documentation on that fact, but nothing beats documentation like experience out in the world. My experience came last week at a meeting of the local Lions Club. I … Continue reading