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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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Embassytown by China Mieville
Embassytown

kaithedeadguy, January 1, 2013

Widdershins! An alien race incapable of lying, of truly understanding the concept, speaking simultaneously with two separate vocal organs controlled by a single intellect that does not recognize the utterances of a single vocal organ as language. A very satisfying story of humankind's interaction with this alien culture and the possible impact that it might have on both.
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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake

kaithedeadguy, October 11, 2010

A cautionary tale of near future dystopia. This narrative satisfies. It left me wanting... nothing. Like a gourmet meal it delights your mental palate with every course. A linguistic sommelier Ms. Atwood pairs, precisely, the flavors of science with fantasy and fiction. If you are a literary gourmand... this is Haute Cuisine!
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