The Shame of Earthsea

I just read a great essay by Pam Noles about, among other things, the adaptation of "A Legend of Earthsea" by Ursula LeGuin by the SciFi channel last year. I read about this essay in BoingBoing, and there has been some interesting commentary on it. Blog Category:  Science Fiction

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Guest Bloggers

I have some brilliant friends who will likely never blog (or at least aren't now.) So I thought it might be a good idea for me to provide them with a bit of an audience for their great stuff. So I'm going to blog for them. That is, they will email me their text, and […]

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My Urban Persona

I caught a glimpse of her yesterday, having gone into the the city (um, that's San Francisco) on BART (um, that's Bay Area Rapid Transit) My urban public persona is very different than my New England semi-rural persona. My urban persona is more distant (behind the iPod), wary, observant, with a little tough swagger, a […]

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George W. Does Zork

Remember Zork? I can't even begin to think about how many hours my twenty-something self spent exploring the text-only adventure world of Zork. I loved Zork. Two friends independently sent me this hilarious post from defective yeti, which is a blog I have come across, but don't read regularly. It's hilarious. Even if you don't […]

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Sweden gets it right

In the five gazillion blog entries I will not catch up on, was this entry from Treehugger – a great environmental blog. It turns out, that Sweden's goal is to eliminate the use of fossil fuels by the year 2020. Yay Sweden! If they can do it, we can do it. It takes conscious effort, […]

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