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Suldrun's Garden


Having entered into the end-of-semester crunch period, updates will be erratic.

But even during my busier weeks, I try to find a way to sneak in some degree of unrelated reading. 320 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents

The Blue World

The Blue World by Jack Vance was published in 1966.  I read the 1977 edition with the Vincent Di Fate cover artwork. Frankly, of all the editions of this novel, I like this artwork the best.  825 more words

Novels

The Magic Number 3...background, and maybe, conclusion

When I first started writing this blog I wondered what the feck do I have to offer? I still have that reservation. One of the things I… 393 more words

Why Is I Before E?

A great piece of advice from Jack Vance

‘A reader is not supposed to be aware that someone’s written the story.  He’s supposed to be completely immersed, submerged in the environment.’ – Jack Vance

Advice For Writers

The power of taboo

A while back we talked about a taboo in mainstream American culture, specifically the fact that naked men are considered more taboo among men than naked women are among other women. 487 more words

Writing

Vintage Paperbacks: Jack Vance

We currently have a nice selection of Jack Vance paperbacks in our “Vintage Sci Fi/Fantasy” section, including a 1962 Ace double novel.

Most of our vintage paperbacks are priced around $5.00 to $8.00.

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