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Tombs Cover Art, Late Afternoon July 14 Surprise

And now revealed, with discussions over the past ten days, the cover painting has been completed:  

TOMBS:  A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH

Still on track for a Spring 2017 release from Elder Signs Press.

Horror

Knowledge

Are rain drops blood tears
of mother nature
for a dying earth
Perhaps they are from
joyous sprinklers of life
on a baby’s birth
Humans have no clue… 8 more words

Photography

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

Journal

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