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Kingsnorth's Wake and Its Predecessors

This sounds pretty intriguing: a novel about Anglo-Saxon guerrillas fighting against their Norman conquerors in 11th-Century England, written in a sort of ersatz Old English.  495 more words


Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban (1925-2011) was an American novelist and children’s writer.

What makes Russell Hoban’s writing so memorable, and creates passionate devotees of those lucky enough to discover his work, is his patented blend of droll, arch humor mixed.   179 more words

Writers Desks

Reprint: Cloud Atlas

Every so often you read a novel that is absolutely thrilling because of the way it breaks convention, causes you to see things afresh, makes you think harder. 1,113 more words


Destinies of rust - Gordon Bottomley and the early days of eco-poetry

I came across this while archiving: an epigram to an unpublished work of the late Russell Hoban. It’s beautiful, and makes me want to read more of Bottomley’s work. 298 more words

Art & Aesthetics

Lindsay Edmunds reblogged this on Writer's Rest and commented:

A striking epigraph, a very early example of eco-poetry, and a memory of the great writer Russell Hoban.

A Pre-Response to Umbra: A Post-Apocalyptic Mystery

Umbra’s inception began about 26 years ago, when I began writing a story to go along with the plot if the then-popular computer game, Wasteland. I’d had an elaborate backstory for my characters, much more than you got when booting up one of the old floppy discs. 683 more words