Monthly Archives: February 2011

Philip K. Dick’s The Man Who Japed

“Allen put down the book. ‘That’s not bad.’ It gave him a queer feeling, and he reread the passage carefully. There was a scraping sound on the stairs and Sugarmann entered. ‘What’s not bad?’ He saw the book and nodded. … Continue reading

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Arika Okrent’s In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers who Tried to Build a Perfect Language

“We can also gain a deeper appreciation for natural language…The ambiguity and lack of precision allow it to serve as an instrument of thought formulation, of experimentation and discovery. We don’t have to know exactly what we mean before we … Continue reading

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Sanctuary by Ken Bruen

“I kicked the remaining kid in the balls, went through his pockets, had to stop mid search, vomited all over him, got his wallet and finally straightened up. My body was in total agony but the rush of violence had … Continue reading

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A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld

“Everybody stay straight, now. We ain’t gonna have none ‘o Superdome shit ’round here!”

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The Green Woman by Peter Straub and Michael Easton; Illustrated by John Bolton

“Kill mee death she sings and sings…”

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Freak Angels Vol. 1-5; Warren Ellis & Paul Duffield

Vol. 1: “23 years ago, 12 strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment.  6 years ago the world ended. This is the story of what happened next.” Vol. 2: “All of your forthcoming bone fractures belong … Continue reading

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

“What’s it going to be then, eh?”

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