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Book Review: A Shadow All of Light

So, in reading Fred Chappell’s A Shadow All of Light, I have to say I was struck by the near-constant beautiful turns of phrase and descriptions within the book. 558 more words

Fantasy

” …For where is God our maker, who giveth songs in the night, Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of heaven?” 144 more words

Jack Vance - The Miracle-Workers (1958)

Jack Vance’s short story The Miracle-Workers was first published in the July 1958 edition of Astounding Science Fiction.

The Miracle-Workers tells the story of a far-future human society that has degenerated to feudal medievalism. 36 more words

Science Fiction

an ode to a broken sun...

Or rather, for the love of Dying Earth, as a subgenre, as a concept, as a structure. I was just thinking of different forms for science fantasy, and Dying Earth seems to create a very interesting structure to prop up a science fantasy world- the whole concept of an autumn culture, as MJ Harrison called in Viriconium, of a world that existed on the bones of a super-society that had long since perished before it. 306 more words

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THE DYING EARTH/THE EYES OF THE OVERWORLD by Jack Vance

“You must save yourselves,” Rogol Domedonfors told them. “You have ignored the ancient wisdom, you have been too indolent to learn, you have sought easy complacence from religion, rather than facing manfully to the world.” 2,282 more words

I've Sold My Soul to the Corporate Love

Let a dew drop on my forehead.

in this disappearing darkness of the dire dusk,

let me feel its chill.

Let it mix with my sooty sweat… 130 more words

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VIRICONIUM: THE NOVELS by M. John Harrison

“Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?”

– Bob Dylan

This the first post of two covering a series of four books by M. John Harrison known as the Viriconium cycle. 2,283 more words