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Dan Lopez

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About this author

Dan Lopez lives in San Francisco. His work has appeared in The Collagist, Storychord, Mary Literary, Time Out New York, and Lambda Literary, among others.

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Average rating: 4.29 · 45 ratings · 26 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Best of Panic!
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2010
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With: New Gay Fiction
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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Such an epic! I was inspired to tackle the Mars Trilogy a couple of years ago after finishing Kim Stanley Robinson's 2312, but it took me this long to commit because the thought of a 1500+ page commitment was daunting. Now that I've started, however,...more
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Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea by Dan Lopez
"I loved all these short stories. The best thing about them (or what I'd like to remember of them) is the subtleties of the descriptions, especially those related to the ocean. They are suffused with peacefulness and slowness, just like watching wa..." Read more of this review »
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“It doesn’t matter how much you build, how many volumes you mass together, or how much ornamentation you throw onto a façade. There is always a crisp line separating something from nothing. That’s all we’re doing, in the end, defining the void.”
Dan Lopez, Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea

“The ship’s lines were an elegant array of pure geometry, essentially nothing more than a series of cubes suspended within a curved plane.”
Dan Lopez, Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea

“Though everyone had been uniformly gracious with me throughout our visit, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was being vetted in some way and that I’d already come up short. Peter was the one they wanted; I was merely the collateral—the boyfriend, the grad-school widow. I was accustomed to monopolizing Peter’s affection, but for the first time in our relationship, I felt like I’d arrived at a meeting only to find all the seats at the table filled.”
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“Isn't it pretty to think so.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

“and I feel so distinct”
Garrett Hongo, The River of Heaven: Poems

“The pause makes you think the song will end. And then the song isn't really over, so you're relieved. But then the song does actually end, because every song ends, obviously, and THAT. TIME. THE. END. IS. FOR. REAL.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

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Otis Chandler I know too many Dan's - you need a last name!

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