{book} my name is mina

Do you ever have the urge to write an author and transcriptionally hug and kiss them because of your profound gratitude for their having been born and having written this one particular book? I usually hug the book instead. And I’ve been hugging My Name is Mina the past few days. I should really write those…

the sense of an ending

Note: this post is quote heavy, as you can see. it can be (for the most part) read without them; i just chose not to restrain myself. “This was another of our fears: that Life wouldn’t turn out to be like Literature. Look at our parents–were they the stuff of Literature? At best, they might…

“Tension, apprehension, and dissension have begun.”

The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester (w/ a new intro by Harry Harrison) A Byron Priess Book (First Vintage/Random House), 1996 edition. Originally published (serially) Galaxy magazine in 1951; first book form, 1953. 243, Paperback. Sean highly recommended The Stars My Destination, I read it and wanted more Bester. This was his next recommendation, an…

z-to-k

I am currently working through two books, or three if the one with Natalya in the evenings counts (which I suppose it does). Natalya and I are reading Frances Hardinge’s Fly By Night. This book is one of my favorites of all time. I read it a couple years ago and I have been waiting…