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  •  Speaking of things bleeding into each other (6+ / 0-)

    from an almost diametrically opposed viewpoint: there is a book called Silverlock, by John Myers Myers, which does not fit distinctly into any of the categories under Speculative Fiction, but is an introduction to Wonder as Literature. (or vice versa, I've never been able to quite be sure)

    At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

    by serendipityisabitch on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 02:49:30 AM PDT

    •  Sounds playful, erudite and unique. Never heard of (6+ / 0-)

      it till now, but it is intriguing. I have a soft spot for sui generis books. Philip José Farmer and Jasper Fforde have both played meta-fiction games with borrowed characters, but not quite in this ballpark.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 03:19:45 AM PDT

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      •  This one comes via a side door into SF. (5+ / 0-)

        Karen Anderson found the book and set one or two poems from it to music for filking. Poul and Gordie and Larry and the crowd kind of took it from there. There's some really good poetry there.

        From Tammuz' song;

        I remember joy and pain, neat and mixed together,
        Heat and cold I've known full well, both good drinking weather,
        Light and darkness I have known, seldom doubting whether,
        Tammuz would return again, when he'd slipped his tether.

        At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

        by serendipityisabitch on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 06:57:23 AM PDT

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