I may have said it before, but I’ve never meant it as much as I do now: This is not what I thought it was going to be. Continue reading “Classic Doctor Who 5×17-22: The Enemy of the World”
“All authority is quite degrading. It degrades those who exercise it, and degrades those over whom it is exercised. When it is violently, grossly, and cruelly used, it produces a good effect by creating, or at any rate bringing out, the spirit of revolt and individualism that is to kill it. When it is used with a certain amount of kindness, and accompanied by prizes and rewards, it is dreadfully demoralising. People, in that case, are less conscious of the horrible pressure that is being put on them, and so go through their lives in a sort of coarse comfort, like petted animals, without ever realising that they are probably thinking other people’s thoughts, living by other people’s standards, wearing practically what one may call other people’s second-hand clothes, and never being themselves for a single moment.”
Yes. I’m almost positive it was Kanye who said that.
Continue reading “Let’s Read Gormenghast (Part the Third)”
When do you know to stop calculating and be spontaneous?
The sleepy school at Gormenghast gets something to wake it up.
Continue reading “Let’s Read Gormenghast (Part the Second)”
Doctor Who: Fight for Nothing!
Continue reading “Classic Doctor Who 5×5-10: The Abominable Snowmen”
It’s been six or seven years since the last book, but how much could Gormenghast have changed in that time?
We’re going about as far back as you can go here. Continue reading “The Odds and Ends Shelf: Aesop’s Fables”
Neat little gems I found, or leftovers from my Hugo research? Continue reading “The Odds and Ends Shelf: Baen’s Big Book of Monsters”
Back when he wasn’t quite ready for primetime.
Continue reading “The Odds and Ends Shelf: More David Mitchell”
I can’t think of much that these two books have in common. Bad timing on my part.
Continue reading “The Odds and Ends Shelf: The World of Ice and Fire and Siddharta”