Wednesday, December 25, 2013

a pluto tulpa

"There were many other people like Jack, angry people, people who hated lizards, or poetry, or both." --Lavie Tidhar, The Bookman (2010)

("Jade Rabbit" via

Never Forever.

"I have often deplored that unlucky adjustment which allotted to the medicines, countries, flavouring extracts, and the like, names which should have been reserved for women. For example what beautiful names for beautiful women are Arnica, Ammonia, and Magnesia; as for Syria, one could fall in love with a woman called Syria; and it would be sufficient to make a poet out of any lover to sit all day at the feet of a woman named Vanilla." --Zona Gale, The Loves of Pelleas and Etarre (1909)

Luhman 16.

"The name of the first human woman, given as Celebrated Seahouse in the previous edition, now changes to Red Sea Turtle." --Dennis Tedlock, preface to Popol Vuh (1996)

Star Wars Holiday Special.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

cargo abounds


"It is a world for the spider, for dark webs woven in darkness." --Sitwell

Author as site.

"... it would be unfortunate if, as with Tolkien's boring hobbits, a cute little cult of Antiterra developed (with maps, and vocabulary, and sinchilla mantillas). That is not likely to happen."

Invisible time.


Ushers, survived as dramatic part.
Tumour of tract of marrow establishes the world.
Never evinces full, as possible as way.
Plainly shews.
The fresh landing pitches overboard, racing.

As able as power, a terrible second records the interest.

For authorities whose hopes

Now practices that mother widowed.
The domain shows.
Prove, as lovely as a suntan.
Renders to that competition, writing like the collapse.
His good way handles one lad little.
Rents work.

Rents vertigo.
Rents the tenant.
Rents crew."

--Erica T Carter, 2004

"...there was some small, perplexed part of me that hoped one of the reasons this book is so big is that the answers are printed in the back."