Mentally, on the editing of this paper, I have reached the point where I am having lengthy, intense conversations with myself about the placement of commas.
Speculative fiction writer Octavia Butler died in 2006, but two unpublished stories discovered in her archives were recently released as an e-book, called Unexpected Stories.
In her review of the book, K. Tempest Bradford writes:
In both stories Butler is able to create a whole world and a whole history out of very few words, by centering them on women who suffer no illusions about the worlds and circumstances they live in. She addresses race and class head-on as well as in metaphorical terms. And as Walter Mosley points out in his introduction, she was doing this “[l]ong before [she] changed the face of science and speculative fiction, the landscape of the potentials of literature.”
You cannot see me, but I am doing the Dance of Joy. It involves lots of bouncing around on my toes and making big sweeping arm gestures. And grinning.
Had to reblog this cus Petra also has a Dance of Joy!!! ‘Cept her’s is more of a butt wiggle. Either way, I’m pretty sure she put it to work when she heard about this book coming out.
Another clipping for the scrapbook, gerrycanavan?
( deep sigh of desire & happiness )
Also, the article kicks off with an excellent Kubler-Ross quote:
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
It’s an art form most often associated with Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages, but modern artists have made it their own too. Jason Farago picks the greatest
Oh, York Minster.
What, you can do this on a bike? Why the hell are we walking? Oh that’s ridiculous man.
1. a person noted for speed and skill in handling and shooting a gun especially in the American West.
2. gun fighter.
3. a person who acts in an aggressive and decisive manner, especially in business or politics, as an investor who takes large risks in seeking large, quick gains.
Etymology: gun (from Middle English gunne, gonne, apparently short for Anglo-Latin Gunilda, gonnyld, name for engine of war; compare Old Norse Gunna, short for Gunnhildr,woman’s name) + sling (from Middle English slyngen < Old Norse slyngva, “to sling, fling”, cognate with Old English slingan, “to wind, twist”) + -er (a suffix used in forming nouns designating persons from the object of their occupation or labour, or from their place of origin or abode).
For the first time the skeletons of a family have been uncovered at a Roman villa in Dorset field.
It could provide vital clues as to who was living in Britain around 350AD when the Roman Empire was beginning to decline.
The remains are now being analysed and it is hoped the results will give a clear picture as to who the people were.
"We want to see what sort of changes our country went through at that time and whether the people living in Roman villas were Britons who had become Roman or Europeans who had moved to Britain to exploit the land,” said Dr Russell.
The Telegraph’s title overreaches. This won’t rewrite British history, but it might help illuminate a period about which little is currently known. (Damn Victorians.)