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You need no ticket to make a place for yourself here where humor, black and otherwise, comes to you from the stage where the human comedy itself is being played, its performance trumping the things dark and tragic and found in the world of literature.
Friday, December 22, 2006
I am:
Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)
A quiet and underrated master of "hard science" fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.

Which science fiction writer are you?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Judith Regan -- Nobody's Girl Friday

Ron Hogan, a New York based blogger and half of Galleycat at, is the latest writer to become a part of a story he has to cover, kind of like a throwback to Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson.

The story? The firing of uber-editor Judith Regan by Rupert Murdoch. (The story seems to begin with the "ill-considered" O.J. Simpson book project, but there is a well-woven tangled web that should be interesting to untangle for anyone who likes to follow a story to the truth...if it can be found.)

Will Mr. Hogan, a hardworking journalist by all accounts, survive if he is forced to swim with the sharks?

I'll be watching with interest.
Thursday, December 14, 2006

Not Your Parents' Lit !