I’m kind of wondering, watching the trailer for and reading about Bobcat Goldthwait’s new movie, God Bless America, if he’s ever read Jack Ritchie’s short story “For All the Rude People.” It’s entirely possible – I first read it in one of the old Hitchcock anthos, and looking the title up, there are
…but Nick got there first and…THIS.
Two things I have to add, though, about this particular point in the piece:
“I read through the collections of your most honored short stories, and what do I see? Fantasy, mystery, ghost stories, romance. How often you refresh yourself at my springs.”
1. I find it [...]
If you like kids or YA fiction at all, as a kid or parent or just interested reader and haven’t read these, they’re pretty good. If you, say, are a big giant nerd with kids maybe too young to read or [...]
“The science-fiction writings of Cordwainer Smith consist of some twenty-odd short stories and two novels, which chart the history of an evolving civilisation over some fifteen thousand years. The history is internally consistent, and each story contributes to a coherent picture of the technological, social and spiritual development of the future described.”
“Delia Derbyshire, whose 25-plus years of work with the BBC has only recently gained recognition, was a pioneering composer, innovative engineer, and something of an enigma. Her life story is really kind of a snapshot of a number of converging changes in society: The empowered woman, actively engaged in [...]
…hey, didn’t he announce like a year ago that he was done with everything and going to curl up like an old dog under his stairs and die? I guess he only meant done with writing fiction? Except…he was done with that over thirty years ago.
Anyway, thanks Jim, for [...]
So I make playlists for stuff I’m writing. Songs that remind me about parts of the story or fit the settings or characters or songs I just feel like listening to while I’m working on it. Or not working on it, when I can’t think of anything else to do, I fuck around with the [...]
God, that took long enough. And now I got a book to finish, after I do more edits later and send it off to the first magazine on the list.
I’m dead. Gah.
Oh, it’s called “The Live Lady of Down Town,” BTW. If you get the reference, I love you.
Wish I’d written that…YMMV on “hilarious,” obviously. I thought it was funny, anyway. It’s a very good story no matter how you slice it.
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