Author Archive

Hats and Screens

Posted by on November 4th, 2010 at 9:33 AM
Punch Thursday: Two technological forecasts from long ago

Kingsley Amis, random extracts from biographies about him

Posted by on October 31st, 2010 at 8:14 AM
Pointless: An outtake from Lucky Jim; Kingsley Amis misses his wife; Cyril Connolly and Sex Life in Ancient Rome


Posted by on October 29th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Golden Age Friday: When action took its shirt off

The Thanos Imperative #3

Posted by on October 28th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Photobucket Headache at the edge of the universe.

U.K. Moorcock and the Goons

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Wednesday Jumble: A fantasy cover and comedy cover from early-70s Britain

Thor: For Asgard #1-2

Posted by on October 26th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Photobucket Is it any good? Not really. Marvel's wool-mouthed version of Shakespeare is always heavy going, and no other kind of speech is provided here. Sometimes the writer connects. I liked this well enough: "Each has attracted a faction of similar minds from whom they hear nothing but the merit of their own words." Neatly expressed, I think. But you don't read a comic, or anything, to find one neat expression of a secondary idea.

Tubby Boy with a Microphone Makes Eyebrows Touch, Releases Wonderful Sound

Posted by on October 24th, 2010 at 8:03 AM
Pointless: Kids sing a beautiful song from Mall America; Philip Larkin on insomnia; the absurdity of Larkin and Amis's views on defense

Klan-Nazi Cult Sacrifice, Laughable Robot, Fish in the Face

Posted by on October 22nd, 2010 at 7:29 PM
Golden Age Friday: Madness

Dinosaur, Gorilla, Robot

Posted by on October 22nd, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Golden Age Friday: Three s.f. covers of the late 1940s and early 1950s

A Weisinger Resources List Part Three (of Three): Websites and Blog Posts

Posted by on October 21st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The Weisinger Resources List concludes with Internet materials concerning Mort Weisinger, the self-hating mastermind behind the baby boomers' Superman.

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