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Declare by Tim Powers

January 13, 2012
Declare by Tim Powers

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting   “Declare” by Tim Powers. A book review. In defense of audio fiction. I listened to this book on audio which I purchased from Audible.com. I mention to my friends at work that I am ‘listening’ to a book and they make some condescending remark like, “books are supposed […]

Resolutions, Retrospection, Realization, and other words that begin with R.

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting I ran on Monday night. Only the second time since the marathon on October 1st. My twin brother told me he was preparing for a half marathon in March and I told him I would prepare with him. It ends up that he will run one in Modesto with […]

“The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi” A Review

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. ‘The Windup Girl’ I finished a book. It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything much longer than six thousand words. Audible makes it easy and I just listen while I work. Here’s my review of ‘The Windup Girl’ by Paolo Bacigalupi. I heard this novel mentioned several […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. In defense of Nanowrimo. I’m afraid I need to keep this short, this week. I’m behind on my word count for the day for Nanowrimo. I have two thoughts. Yup. That’s all. That’s why I repeat myself so often… The first is about Nanowrimo detractors. I can’t think of […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – Perspective

Perspective By Philip (Norval Joe) Carrol Have I written about perspective, recently? Or at all? (We use a lot of glue at work, putting liners in braces, or gluing the soles on shoes, etc. I’ve lost my share of brain cells and tend to forget simple things.) (I’ve probably mentioned that as well, and have […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – Tim Powers, ‘Declare’

Tim Powers, ‘Declare’. Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll It World Con in Reno, Nevada this year, the guest of honor was Tim Powers. I’ve already admitted I am sadly unfamiliar with the classics of science fiction and must now admit that I am equally clueless about new authors who are popular in the science fiction and […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. By: Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I’m reading (listening) to a number of books right now. I’m sure that is a bi-product of my ADD. I think there are five. “The Pity of War” about world war I, “The Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin, “The Windup Girl” […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. – Worldcon, Part II

Worldcon, Part II By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll So I’m safely home from World Con. Back at the day-job-ball-and-chain, and missing the carefree immersion into a society I feel totally at home with. (Well, not so at home that I would dress up with a bowler hat, goggles, and a bullet proof corset.) But the […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. – Worldcon, Part II

Worldcon, Part II By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll So I’m safely home from World Con. Back at the day-job-ball-and-chain, and missing the carefree immersion into a society I feel totally at home with. (Well, not so at home that I would dress up with a bowler hat, goggles, and a bullet proof corset.) But the […]

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