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Shortcut #65: Boneshaker

I admit it.  I’m late to the whole Steampunk vapor-driven, rail-riding transportation mechanismo.  No need to rub my face in it (which, by the way, would probably hurt a lot. And, yes, it’s true that I read The Difference Engine … Continue reading

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Shortcut #64: Shambling Towards Hiroshima

Morrow is one of my favorite writers. Every time I say that, I feel like I’m in the midst of this conversation: Adult: What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Child: All of them! [Morrow is your favorite flavor of … Continue reading

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Shortcut #63: Stiff

Gross. At least that was Megan’s response when I described to her how bodies decompose, how the skin puffs up, then goes slack and, then, simply slides right off the bone.  Of course, I was more specific, using all senses … Continue reading

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Shortcut #62: Short Talks

I love Anne Carson.  That might be all you need to know, but in case you need to know more, I present to you Shortcut #62: Anne Carson’s Short Talks Now, I’d read some of these before.  I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Shortcut #61: Till Death Do Us Part

Recently, I’ve found myself more and more fascinated by mysteries.  Um… Mysteries.  Mystery books (though I suppose that inherently means a fascination with mysteries, i.e. secrets, puzzles, etc.). Partly, this has to do with the way that I write, which … Continue reading

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Shortcut #60: The Looking Glass Wars

I will admit it. I’ve reached a point in my life where I won’t finish everything I start.  If I begin a book that’s utterly horrible AND holds no redeeming factor in it (i.e., I don’t feel like I’m learning … Continue reading

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Shortcut #59: I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay

The good news is: I still love Harlan Ellison. The bad news is: There is no bad news. Shortcut #59: Harlan Ellison’s I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay When asked, I always bring Harlan Ellison up as one of my favorite … Continue reading

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