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Egoism and the Hero's Journey

I blame Ursula Le Guin.

I read The Dispossessed recently and, aside from the obvious depths I found around exploring unconventional political philosophy, the conflicts between home and self and the morality of knowledge, I was struck by a particularly technical aspect of the writing. 22 more words


The Immortals; or Adventures in Reader Reactions

There seems to be enough interest in James Gunn’s work that I’ll continue.

I’ve read most of Gunn’s work. Unfortunately, I didn’t write anything up on a lot of it. 1,144 more words

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The Player of Games Review

Book Title The Player of Games

Series Culture (book 2)

Genre Sci-fi

Author Iain M. Banks


If you’ve read Consider Phlebas… 339 more words

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New Books Have Arrived

For the first time in quite some time, I got new books! Here they are:

These are all highly rated books on Goodreads or books I’ve been wanting to get for a long time. 94 more words


The Dead Science Fiction Writers' Workshop

“That was wonderful wasn’t it? Such a talent.” Helena loaded the next reconstruction workshop as her students looked on. “Even if you’re not a fan of his work, I think we can all learn something about writing from Iain Banks.” 459 more words

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A small pancake, of Russian origin, made from buckwheat flour; traditionally served with melted butter, sour cream and caviar or smoked salmon. 24 more words


A refusal or rejection.

Ugly people know better than to go up to beautiful ones and expect anything else but a knock-back.

Iain M. Banks, …
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