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  • Brian Doyle suggests: "Five things to do with your kicker check," #4:

    "The collected works of Ursula Le Guin. This might cost a little more than your kicker check, whereas the tiny dignified genius... has published about eight books a year since she was 8, apparently. But the fact is, some of them are works of genius, and she's one of the great writers in the history of this continent, and you can actually meet her and shake her hand and blubber compliments on her when she does readings and signs books, which is pretty cool, partly because she is the size of a heron, and it's always instructive to note that brilliance doesn't have to be brawny, and because she's ours, and maybe the best writer our state ever had, all due respect to Ken Kesey and Beverly Cleary."

    Complete Article
    The Oregonian
    Sunday, December 09, 2007

  • Roger Ebert reviews Robin Swicord's movie of Karen Joy Fowler's The Jane Austen Book Club. ¶ 7:

    "And there is a male member of the club, Grigg (Hugh Dancy), who Jocelyn wants to pair off with Sylvia, although he would like to pair off with her, something she does not see because like many an Austen heroine she is blind! blind! to true love that is staring her right in the eyes. Grigg is not, shall we say, a born reader of Jane Austen; he prefers science fiction, although his tastes are admirable and he is forever promoting Ursula K. Le Guin."

    Complete Review
    Chicago Sun-Times

  • Followup to SFWA, Piracy, and Serious Literature — An Open Letter
  • SFWA, Piracy, and Serious Literature — An Open Letter
  • Earthsea Ambigram by Ryan Grohsmeyer(18 December 2007)
  • From the London Times via Ansible 333, December 2006:

    Smaugwurst

    UK trading standards officials threatened to prosecute the makers of 'Welsh Dragon' sausages because the product does not in fact contain dragon. The general public, it is felt, will be less easily misled by the new label 'Welsh Dragon Pork Sausages.' (Times, 18 Nov)

  • WisCon30 Bar Menu — SF Drinks by Brian Lansing, bartender extraordinaire of the Concourse Hotel.

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