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On worldbuilding and excessive literality

“The reader who expects worldbuilding is frequently the reader who expects fiction to have ‘answers.’ The one who wants all mysteries to be solved, all stories to have ‘a point,’ and all ambiguity to be swept under the rug.” 6 more words

Twenty-first Century

Urban disquiet in Nineveh: city-dwellers under stress

Nineveh is included in a fascinating list of five recent international novels dealing with “City-Dwellers Under Stress … urban disquiet and the evolving tensions of 21st century city living” (along with Ge Fei’s… 91 more words

The Dragonbone Chair: A Review

Cover art by Michael Whelan

The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
672 pages, DAW 1988

The Dragonbone Chair is pure and simple: perfect fantasy.

One book into the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy I’m a fanboy. 470 more words

Tad Williams

Full Van Gogh Museum CTFP program

In case you were wondering, here’s the complete Cracking the Frame Presents @ Van Gogh Museum program. The program will be screened twice, at 19:00 and 20:00, as part of the Museum’s evening program… 219 more words

Cracking The Frame Presents

Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs Review

As long as I’m posting old reviews that I’ve written, I want to include this one I wrote for Electric Literature. It was for a wild and inventive book by a Swedish writer. 1,900 more words

Other People's Books

One Novelist Remembers Her Moment

The cover was striking: it showed a syringe. On the back cover one character leaned over a table, snorting cocaine. The calls from radio stations began, the advertising spots, the letters, above all the letters.

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