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Archive for January, 2008

TV

Posted by Mike on January 29, 2008

You’d have to be living in a cave somewhere to not notice the immense impact the writer’s strike has had on the TV landscape these days. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jack Vance – Vandals of the Void; The Rapparee/The Five Gold Bands; Big Planet; Take My Face/The Flesh Mask; “The Kokod Warriors;” “Coup de Grace;” Strange People, Queer Notions

Posted by Mike on January 28, 2008

That’s a lot of Vance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Neal Wilgus – The Illuminoids, Rikki Ducornet – The Stain, Joe R. Lansdale – Bad Chili

Posted by Mike on January 17, 2008

More library books…

I’ve been a Robert Anton Wilson enthusiast since I read the Illuminatus trilogy in my early 20s and after you’ve read a few of his nonfiction books you get the idea he’s got kind of a personal canon that often includes others inspired by his writings or covering the same sort of material. Neal Wilgus’ The Illuminoids is one of those books, often quoted by Wilson as being the best book on the subject. Read the rest of this entry »

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