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Leigh Brackett Life[edit] Leigh Brackett was born December 7, 1915 in Los Angeles, California and grew up there. On December 31, 1946, at age 31, she married Edmond Hamilton in San Gabriel, California, and moved with him to Kinsman, Ohio. Career[edit] Author[edit] Brackett was first published in her mid-twenties. Brackett's first novel, No Good from a Corpse, published in 1944, was a hard-boiled mystery novel in the tradition of Raymond Chandler. In 1946, the same year that Brackett married science fiction author Edmond Hamilton, Planet Stories published the novella "Lorelei of the Red Mist". Brackett returned from her break from science-fiction writing, caused by her cinematic endeavors, in 1948. Brackett's stories thereafter adopted a more elegiac tone. This last story was published in the very last issue (Summer 1955) of Planet Stories, always Brackett's most reliable market for science fiction. But most of Brackett's writing after 1955 was for the more lucrative film and television markets.

Re-importing the foreign?: An empirical survey about identity-formulation ... - Michaela Strobel Despite the growing importance of economies outside the ‘western’ hemisphere (Thussu, 2007: 28), the scholarly discourse within media science is still unceasingly revolving around the issue of ‘Western’ hegemony. This is mainly concerning two aspects of media: structures and content. While on the structural (MacBridge Report 1980 (Hafez, 2007: 80)), financial (Thussu, 2007: 27) and institutional (Cottle, 2009: 30) side a dominion of US-American (Vu, 2012), Australian (Hafez, 2007: 173) or European (Hillard, 2009) media corporations is still observable – although translational interlinkages, mergers and complex shareholder-structures make it increasingly hard to detangle (Hafez, 2007: 159) – research on the content-level is starting to look for more democratic models.

Lucius Shepard Lucius Shepard (August 21, 1943 – March 18, 2014) was an American writer. Classified as a science fiction and fantasy writer, he often leaned into other genres, such as magical realism. His work is infused with a political and historical sensibility and an awareness of literary antecedents. Career[edit] A native of Lynchburg, Virginia where he was born in 1943,[1] Shepard's first short stories appeared in 1983, and his first novel, Green Eyes, appeared in 1984. Lucius Shepard resided in Portland, Oregon. Themes and evolution[edit] Shepard stopped writing fiction for much of the 1990s. Much of Shepard's later work was non-fiction. According to fellow author James Patrick Kelly, Shepard was an avid sports fan who has often used dramatic sports moments as inspiration to write.[7] In the summer of 2008, he moved to Neuchatel, Switzerland in order to work on several screenplays. He died in March 2014 at the age of 70.[8][1] Bibliography[edit] Novels and novellas[edit] Collections[edit] Comics[edit]

Underground, Haruki Murakami Alfred Birnbaum (Translated ) - Shop Online for Books in Australia The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche By Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum (Translated by), Philip Gabriel (Translated by) Free Shipping Worldwide Ships from UK supplier About the Author Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. Promotional Information Murakami tells the true story behind an act of terrorism that turned an average Monday morning into a national disaster Reviews "Murakami shares with Alfred Hitchcock a fascination for ordinary people being suddenly plucked by extraordinary circumstances from their daily lives" Sunday Telegraph "Not just an impressive essay in witness literature, but also a unique sounding of the quotidian Japanese mind" Independent "A scrupulous and unhistrionic look into the heart of the horror" Scotsman "The testimonies he assembles are striking.

A. E. van Vogt Alfred Elton van Vogt (/vænvoʊt/; April 26, 1912 – January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction author regarded as one of the most popular and complex[1] science fiction writers of the mid-twentieth century: the "Golden Age" of the genre. Early life and writings[edit] Van Vogt was born on a farm in Edenburg, a Russian Mennonite community east of Gretna, Manitoba, Canada. Until he was four years old, van Vogt and his family spoke only a dialect of Low German in the home.[2] Van Vogt's father, a lawyer, moved his family several times and his son found these moves difficult, remarking in later life: Childhood was a terrible period for me. Van Vogt's first completed novel, and one of his most famous, is Slan (Arkham House, 1946), which Campbell serialized in Astounding September to December 1940.[6] Using what became one of van Vogt's recurring themes, it told the story of a 9-year-old superman living in a world in which his kind are slain by Homo sapiens. Post-war philosophy[edit]

Very Happy to Be Here · Meanjin · Literacy in Australia · Melbourne University Publishing · Classic English Literature Books · Australian Literary Journals & Magazines In times of energy, passion or too much coffee I can tell you why I love Canberra. The rest of the time, I am tired of talking about this place. I’m asked about it so often: ‘Have you always been here?’ ‘When did you first come?’ Each time I trip up at the implication that Canberra is somehow different or inherently deprived. Treading carefully, without bringing up bike paths, hot-air balloons or lack of traffic, I’m able to assure people that we have all the things here you’d expect to find, everything is in its right place. But here my enthusiasm begins to flag, because I know that the arts, their communities and various entertainments aren’t what people are really asking about. Sometimes people living here are the ones asking these questions most often, as if, although they are physically present, their hearts and minds have already departed for elsewhere. Waiting for the sun to set on Mount Stromlo, photograph by the author, 2011. But we do okay. ‘Oh. © Yolande Norris

Cordwainer Smith and His Remarkable Science Fiction These Are the 21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading On Monday, Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Goldfinch. It was no surprise, really, since the much-anticipated novel made the New York Times best-seller list during its first week on the shelves. The book was so popular that people flocked to the Frick Collection in record numbers to see the titular painting that features heavily in the Dickensian plot. Tartt takes a notoriously long time to write her novels: The Goldfinch took 11 years, and she says that we may have to wait just as long for her next book. Chimamanda Adichie Beyoncé loves her and so should you. Eleanor Catton Catton was only 22 years old when she wrote her first novel, The Rehearsal (what have you done today?). Edwidge Danticat Danticat published her debut novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, when she was only 25 and was heralded as a young author to watch. Emma Donoghue MORE: Should Donna Tartt be on the 2014 Time 100? Louise Erdrich Elizabeth Gilbert Sheila Heti A.M. Elliott Holt Rachel Kushner Claire Messud J.

the m john harrison blog The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers In the Galactic Commons, humanity is a minor player. Though they have carved a niche for themselves among their alien neighbors, this small, wandering race of merchants and modders is of little concern to the galaxy at large. To most, humans aren't much to worry about. Amidst the noise and bluster of a very crowded sky, an insignificant ship of wormhole builders -- better known as tunnelers -- makes its quiet way around the stars, punching holes in space. But even the most ordinary people have stories to tell. Hi, my name's Becky Chambers. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is over two-thirds of the way to completion, but I need your help to cross the finish line. Thanks for stopping by.