Updates: Recent Science Fiction Acquisitions No. CLVII (Sturgeon + Sheckley + Scortia + Mannes)

Originally posted on Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations:
I can’t pass up Sheckley collection! Nor can I pass up a rather unknown “discovered manuscript” type 1960s feminist dystopia by Marya Mannes.  She wrote for Vogue and The New Yorker over her career…. Nor can I pass up a Sturgeon collection (perhaps I will appreciate his…

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Quote of the Day

“What a comic! What a funny guy, and I’m not! I’m really not except in a comedy. In films, but I make wife laugh wife once or twice in the house. But nothing special. But when people see me in a movie, and it’s funny they stop and say things to me about how funny […]

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Here’s a double dose. “I want to remember everything. I want to know everything.” – Harriet the Spy (1996) “If it’s a frivolous, relaxing book, I read every word. But serious books I read on the right-hand side only because I’ve discovered enormous redundancy in any well-written book, and I find that by reading only the […]

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“Well I’ve alwahys loved youga because you get to connect to a deep religious truth while stretching your legs. I’ve done everything — weight-lifting, pilates, crossfit, martial arts, gymnastics, but I think the most important work out, at least for me these days, is a mental one. I try to do at least one thing […]

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“The house was full of sounds. Indistinguishable, remote, they came to her with a quality of awakening, resurgence, as though the house itself had been asleep, rousing itself with dark; she heard something which might have been a burst of laughter in a shrill woman voice.” – Sanctuary, William Faulkner

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“I wanted to do something that involved books, I didn’t know what, but I knew you had to go to New York to do it. So I got an entry-level publishing job, and worked in a couple publishing houses. I booked author tours for Robin Cook and Hank Williams, Jr. I wrote press releases. I […]

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Reading History

This summer, I’ve been reading a lot between independent reading, reading for school, reading for Bartleby Snopes, and keeping Baby Lawn Literature alive. With all the reading and writing I’ve done this summer, I wondered about other writers reading history and the relationships between reading and writer, the inspiration behind this piece. Now I will share my own […]

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