Moorcock, Purple Beard, More Books

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(More about this mega-monster from Mike Moorcock, designed by John Coulthart, on the Amazon book blog in a few days…)

After a week teaching at Shared Worlds and then teaching the last two weeks of Clarion San Diego with Ann, I’m back home again. Here’s a sampling of a few books that came in while I was gone, as an interlude between guest blog posts (which continue through the weekend).

Yes, Clarion turned my hair purple (and I performed a Truffidian wedding). More on all of that soonish. Best moment afterwards: Explaining to a kid that no, in fact, my beard didn’t grow in naturally that way…

me purple

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(Blurry because the book won’t stop shaking…)

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Comments

  1. Jeff VanderMeer says

    Fifty years of nonfiction from a giant in the field. It’s a book that could be used as a weapon.

  2. says

    That Bulldog Drummond book is quite something. Even the obvious (and completely unfounded) adulation that the author feels for him cannot hide the fact that the protagonist is a blithering dunderhead.

  3. Jeff VanderMeer says

    Well, it was on the last night of Clarion, after a wee bit of drinking. At first I thought they’d said a “Dravidian” ceremony, which I’m not qualified to perform, but after it was clarified I did indeed perform the necessary rites and rituals (very short), and they’re now married in the eyes of the Truffidian Antechamber and, of course, the Truffidian god. I just need to get them their marriage certificate, which is a bit complex. I am not at liberty to divulge which Clarionites are now married in Ambergris, but perhaps they will ‘fess up later.

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