Eschaton-a-Go-Go playing cards: Kumbhakarna

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Cowgirl I Love You; illustration by Molly Kiely, 2014. Available…

Cowgirl I Love You; illustration by Molly Kiely, 2014. Available as an incentive print at the $95 level: Smut Peddler Kickstarter.

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Eschaton-a-Go-Go playing cards: Kali

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Anne Rice revives much-loved vampire for new novel Prince Lestat

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Older Adults and Technology Use

Tom Weldon: ‘Some say publishing is in trouble. They are completely wrong’

“THERE IS AN UNOFFICIAL marker in the timeline of canonical classical music. It falls around 1800, during Beethoven’s lifetime, separating composers for whom biography matter to non-academic listeners from those for whom it doesn’t. It is assumed the listener needs to know about the lives of post-1800 composers: about the onset of Beethoven’s deafness and resulting feelings of alienation in order to understand the storming anger in his music, about Chopin’s sense of exile in order to properly feel the longing expressed in his, about Schumann’s struggles with mental illness in order to properly feel the spasms between passion and introversion in his, about Mahler’s faith and disillusionment in order to feel the weight of existential crisis in his. It grows out of our desire to find personal meaning in art, to find some message encoded in all those notes. We need to believe we know what our composers were about before we can trust that we’re receiving their ideas properly. To get it wrong is somehow to do them an injustice. It certainly simplifies the process of listening. We know, with Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, and Mahler, what sort of mood we are supposed to be in even before the music begins to play. But it also simplifies and often distorts the historical record, reducing the complicated lives of our heroes to a series of mythological icons. Elsewhere in this publication, I’ve wondered if this is a problem worth worrying over: “A thousand battalions of Mozart scholars cannot erase the image of Miloš Forman’s Amadeus. But should they try?” With the publication of John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven, a new quasi-biography of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), we’re situated comfortably on the other side of the 1800 line, back during the musical “Baroque” where we have a chance to see the problem at its thorniest, focusing on the composer who proves its most difficult test case.”
Michael Markham on Bach : “Music in the Castle of Heaven” Bach Psychology: Gothic, Sublime, or just human?

Eschaton-a-Go-Go playing cards: Ravana

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What Editors Want: An Author’s Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing

Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books in one sitting at Powell’s

Brands aren’t the only ones becoming publishers and doing journalism — advocacy groups are too

Jane Goodall blames ‘chaotic note taking’ for plagiarism controversy

Vonnegut’s Advice to the Young Coming to Print

Ted Hughes estate withdraws biographer’s access

Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts to be movie trilogy

Christina Draganich explains how anyone can use science as a tool to understand nature, human and otherwise

Goddess of the Sonoran Desert. Ink on bristol by Molly Kiely,…

Goddess of the Sonoran Desert. Ink on bristol by Molly Kiely, digitally coloured by Bruce Gulick. 2014.

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Storylanida 10 review (Death Among the Marshes)

“The detective with a notebook is a commonplace in murder mysteries, and Death Among the Marshes pays homage to this trope, not once but twice – the investigating police detective brings one out, as does Billy Watkins, the manservant of the main protagonist Frederick Babington. Set in the early twenties, this clever novella also gives specific mentions both to the Sherlock Holmes stories and to the first of the Poirot mysteries by Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). Set in the fictional Norfolk pile of Marsh Hall, seat of Viscount Marshbourne, by the village of Marshbanks, Death Among the Marshes is Kathryn Ramage’s way of having fun with the country house mystery genre while also acknowledging that living in the aftermath of the Great War was no less difficult for many returning soldiers than surviving the actual conflict.”
A tortured but decent sleuth, by Calmgrove, March 3, 2014

And check out his other reviews of Kathryn L. Ramage’s fantasy novels:

“There is no doubting that Ramage has achieved a believeable universe where magic is real even if of secondary consideration, and there is absolutely no question that she has successfully peopled this universe with credible if flawed human beings. There is a strong sense, though, that there are unresolved threads which will be picked up and followed in the sequels (or even prequels). I look forward to immersing myself again in Redmantyl’s world of the Northlands with Maiden in Light.”
To the Dark Tower, March 9, 2013

“Jane Austen and H P Lovecraft may once have been strange bedfellows, but the recent trend of re-imagining 19th-century romances as vampire and zombie tales renders this marriage made in hell less surprising. Kathryn Ramage dedicates Maiden in Light to these two authors, though the resulting novel is not the undead romcom that you might otherwise expect. Instead we have here an engaging novel mixing social observation, convincing character development and palpable suspense, all set in an alternate world consistent within its constructed parameters.”
A Fish out of Water, March 10, 2013

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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“The minimum spent by Wellcome on an APC was US$75, while the maximum APC was nearly US$22,000, which was the APC for an OA book published by Macmillan, the parent of Nature Publishing Group. The highest article APC was US$10,000, which was for a publication called Public Service Review, a magazine apparently geared to policymakers in the UK. The publication may not be available any longer, as its web site is turning up missing. This was noted as well in Research Information, which states that, “it is difficult to find details of this journal and the URL listed for this journal in the Wellcome Trust’s document now appears to be available for sale.” Does Wellcome deserve a refund?”
Wellcome Money — In This Example of Open Access Funding, the Matthew Effect Dominates (sigh)

Gregor Samsa: Drone Operator by David Burr Gerrard

Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection will become OA

Book Prices: Have Authors Lowballed Themselves?

Philip K Dick’s Ubik: a masterpiece of malleability

How to Write a Good Non-fiction Book Proposal for Submission

Game of Thrones aiming to become multiple movie franchise

J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Beowulf’ Translation to Be Published

Eschaton-a-Go-Go playing cards: Turka

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Heidegger’s ‘black notebooks’ reveal antisemitism at core of his philosophy

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Contest of Realism. Novyi Lef.

How to Write a Good Sex Scene

My Take on the Amtrak Residency for Writers

Book Review: Courtesans, Bar Girls and Dancing Boys- The Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance

DVD Review: More “Dark Shadows” after all

After episode 211 and the arrival of Barnabas Collins, the DVD packaging for Dark Shadows changes. The first set beginning with 211 is called Collection 1–these were issued before The Beginning, if that makes sense. They go up to Collection 26, but I don’t think I’ll be hanging on that long.

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Tabloids in the age of social media

Anne Frank Book Defaced in Tokyo

Keith Richards’ latest riff: A book for kids (Traumatic photograph warning)

Anne Rice brings back her vampire antihero with ‘Prince Lestat’

http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/prousts-love-paris-los-angeles/

Philip K Dick’s funny and peculiar near-futurology

Keith Richards becomes a children’s author (Another traumatic photograph warning)

When Must We Be Alone And When Not?

Eschaton-a-Go-Go playing cards: Sarma

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“Death Among the Marshes” (SL 10) review

“The detective with a notebook is a commonplace in murder mysteries, and Death Among the Marshes pays homage to this trope, not once but twice – the investigating police detective brings one out, as does Billy Watkins, the manservant of the main protagonist Frederick Babington. Set in the early twenties, this clever novella also gives specific mentions both to the Sherlock Holmes stories and to the first of the Poirot mysteries by Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). Set in the fictional Norfolk pile of Marsh Hall, seat of Viscount Marshbourne, by the village of Marshbanks, Death Among …read more

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From bestseller to bust: is this the end of an author’s life?

The Creative Crevasse

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I agree with Hanif Kureishi – creative writing courses are a waste of time

Festival of Books announces participating authors

Anne Rice Fights Author Bullying on Amazon

10 Business Books You Need Based on Your Favorite Book as a Child

Fur flies over 16th century ‘rocket cats’ warfare manual

Eschaton-a-Go-Go playing cards: Angara

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Digital Print Production Continues to Move Forward

Do French Comics Sell Abroad? The French Say “Mais Oui”

Amtrak offers writers’ residencies on US trains. Uninterrupted creativity and window-gazing – what an appealing idea. Celebrate your favourite literary train journeys below

A Land Where Dragons Are Too Dangerous

How to Write YA

Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it.

A taste of George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Winds of Winter’

Simon & Schuster Launches Book-Dedicated Review Site & Daily Email

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ reaches pantheon of all-time bestsellers, civilization ends

Five banned books you ought to read now

Malaysian student couple’s naked bodies and…

Post-Modern Lesbian Erotica Comes Harder

Porn, erotica give couples options for arousal

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‘Everybody Gets Naked’

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