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Folding Laundry, Jason Bourne, and Jack Vance

Had a pretty busy weekend. We’ve embarked one a large scale house cleanup as winter begins to peter out and the temperatures go up. With my arrival at the household we have way more clothes than we have space to keep them easily accessible, compared to when either of us lived on our own, so there’s been a lot of divvying things out into seasonal stacks and hopefully getting the winter garb boxed up and stacked in the next few weeks. 1,012 more words

Books

100 Years of Jack Vance

Today is the birthday of the American writer Jack Vance (1916 – 2013). If Jack were still with us he’d be 100 years old today: it’s his Centennial! 1,719 more words

Off Topic

Steve McQueen, Jack Vance, and revenge

I’m a little ways into Star King now, with a couple of initial thoughts. *Light spoilers ahoy.*

First, I continue to really admire Vance’s writing. 1,098 more words

Culture

Jack Vance (adapted by Humayoun Ibrahim)--The Moon Moth (1961--adaptation 2012)

SOUNDTRACK: TRAMPLED BY TURTLES-Tiny Desk Concert #387 (September 3, 2014).

I love the name Trampled by Turtles and it conjures up something very specific in my head.  1,218 more words

Violence

Stranger things than patriots and demon princes

What can men do against such reckless entertainment? Like everyone else on the internet, evidently, I have started to watch Stranger Things. This one I’m doing with the girlfriend, though, so we’re generally getting through one or two episodes per weekend. 552 more words

Gaming

Suldrun's Garden By Jack Vance

This book is the first of trilogy set in that magical time of medieval anachronistic romance when knights charged about in the Dark Ages in a manner more befitting several centuries later. 300 more words

Review

David Lindsay - A Voyage to Arcturus (1920) Review & interpretation

9.5/10 – review and interpretation

One of my 10 favorite books of all time. In an alien version of Dante’s purgatory, the man Maskull traverses an alien planet in a spiritual journey of enlightenment and personal growth. 1,339 more words

Science Fiction