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The January Dancer
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recommended for: Space Opera fans
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The January Dancer by Michael Flynn
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Anarchism by Pyotr Kropotkin
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Noël Coward
“It is my considered opinion that the human race (soi disant) is cruel, idiotic, sentimental, predatory, ungrateful, ugly, conceited and egocentric to the last ditch and that the occasional discovery of an isolated exception is as deliciously surprising as finding a sudden brazil nut in what you know to be five pounds of vanilla creams. These glorious moments, although not making life actually worth living, perhaps, at least make it pleasanter.”
Noël Coward

“A culture that values only what has succeeded before, where the first rule of success is that there must be something to be 'measured' and counted, is not a culture that will sustain alternatives to market-driven 'creativity.' (NYRB, Vol. LX, No. 17)”
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David Goodis
“The trouble with people is they don't understand people.”
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Steven Erikson
“Compassion. Love. It was not civilization that birthed these gentle gifts - though its followers might claim otherwise. Nor was civilization the sweetest garden for such things to blossom in - though those trapped within it might imagine it so. No, as far as [Karsa] could see, civilization was a madman's mechanism that, for all its good intentions, ended up ensnaring the gentle gifts, stifling them, leaving them to wander mazes only to die alone and in the dark.”
Steven Erikson, The Crippled God

Michael Moorcock
“By means of our myths and legends we maintain a sense of what we are worth and who we are. Without them we should undoubtedly go mad.”
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Description: A short story/bedtime tale I wrote for my nieces for Christmas.
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