Category Archives: Geekery

Palimpsest: the Most Beautiful Book I’ve Read in Ages

One of the shittiest things about growing up (and there are a great many shitty things about growing up) is the forfeiture of your magical inheritance. As a child, your passport got you stamped into the Shire, into Fantasia, into … Continue reading

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NorWesCon 38: a Glorious Blur

Memory is the ghost of time trapped in meat and it doesn’t always work. It works even less when the meat is excited. First, an old friend. I was met at the hotel by my friend Julian. I have moved … Continue reading

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Atlanta Burns: Like a house on fire

I get really excited about a book that gets me to read a genre I usually don’t like, and makes me love somebody in the process. I don’t usually like noir, although if the secondary genre of this book is … Continue reading

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Vladimir Nabokov Reviews His Favorite Boba Place

Bubble tea, thrill of my afternoon, cooling of my tongue. My mouth, my mind. Bub-ble-tea: the bounce and blow of my lips taking a trip to the tilt of my tongue back to tap at the teeth on three. Bub. … Continue reading

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Gushing Review: The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage by Justin Cronin. This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. A truly epic tale, on par with “The Stand,” and it’s hard for me to say that. I avoid a great deal … Continue reading

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Saturday Write Fever

Saturday Write Fever is an event in San Francisco run by playwrights Megan Cohen and Stuart Bousel ¬†at the Exit Studio. I went with my favorite date last night, and it was one of the most entertaining evenings I’ve had … Continue reading

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The Lives of the Apostates: a FUBU Review

I read Eric O. Scott’s book last night. It’s short, more novella than novel, and it didn’t take me long. I was compelled to finish it and review it as soon as I could. That it compelled me to this … Continue reading

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The Reading List

So earlier tonight, I tweeted that there was no homework required to be my friend, but there is a reading list. It’s true, although there are some suggestions and some requirements, and I’m actually pretty forgiving. These are books I … Continue reading

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Preface to Gaiman, in the style of Samuel Johnson

**Our assignment was either to write a dull essay, or to emulate the style of Samuel Johnson in his dense yet ardent praise of William Shakespeare. Alone among my classmates, I chose the latter.** That admiration in gratuitous excess is … Continue reading

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#read2013

I resolved to read all new books this year. Normally I reread a great deal. Why? 1. I learn something new every time, even if I have read a book 900 times. Like Gone with the Wind or The Fifth … Continue reading

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