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  •  I read AWIT in the 80s when I was a kid. (7+ / 0-)

    It seemed timeless from that POV. It had been less than 20 years.

    The book influenced me as a science fiction writer to this day. I just do it for fun but for example, I wrote a short story about a woman walking a dog at night, the dog starts frantically digging in a certain spot and another dimension opens up there. It was full of creatures who observe our dimension from there. They talked with shrill, trembly telepathic voices and they could read minds, even the dog's mind.

    That was unconsciously influenced by L'Engle. I didn't know it at the time but that book got way into my head and stayed there the rest of my life.

    I could say the same about Ray Bradbury because I read so much of that but I always find myself trying to capture the twinkly and cozy ambiance of AWIT. This was one of few books I'd read that put such vivid pictures in my head, I wouldn't be surprised if we all had the same vision of it, especially the Wallace property and the house.

    "It's not enough to acknowledge privilege. You have to resist." -soothsayer

    by GenXangster on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 10:08:04 PM PST

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