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The End of All Songs by Michael Moorcock
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The Emperor of Dreams by Clark Ashton Smith
The Emperor of Dreams
by Clark Ashton Smith
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
" Camilap81 said: "I recommend you retread the book"

Eh, I's rather read new and different books rather than rereading a book I wasn't very impressed wit
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The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus
" David said: "incompetent Presidents and its dysfunctional Congress also begs one to reconsider Plato's objections to democracy"

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Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
" Jocelyn said: I did find a rather convincing rebuttal of the book of the article you linked ... What are your thoughts on that?

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman
" Outis said: "Pop culture can be scary if you're not used to it."

Hell, even when you are used to it, it can still be pretty unsettling.

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Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock
" Skinneejay said: "Playing Skyrim, I felt that the creators paid the most attention to the NPC's lives."

Hmm, that was not the impression I got from tha
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The Swords Trilogy by Michael Moorcock
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Moorcock has a reputation among fantasy editors for the speed with which he can turn out a story--call him and tell him you have a slot in an upcoming anthology that need filling, and he'll send you something the next day. It reminds me of an old tru ...more
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The King of the Swords by Michael Moorcock
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Henry Fielding
“No one hath seen beauty in its highest lustre who hath never seen it in distress.”
Henry Fielding, Tom Jones

Friedrich Nietzsche
“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Warren Ellis
“Did you ever want to set someone's head on fire, just to see what it looked like? Did you ever stand in the street and think to yourself, I could make that nun go blind just by giving her a kiss? Did you ever lay out plans for stitching babies and stray cats into a Perfect New Human? Did you ever stand naked surrounded by people who want your gleaming sperm, squirting frankincense, soma and testosterone from every pore? If so, then you're the bastard who stole my drugs Friday night. And I'll find you. Oh, yes.”
Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan, Vol. 5: Lonely City

Ambrose Bierce
“The covers of this book are too far apart.”
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Robert E. Howard
“Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet.”
Robert E. Howard, The Complete Chronicles of Conan

Ada's Story (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
14 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:32PM
Description: An excerpt of my upcoming Late Victorian steampunk horror novel, wherein my admiration for the dark sea stories of Conrad and Melville meet upon a phantasmagorical theme after Bierce, Chambers, and M.R. James.
The Little Ship (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 16, 2014 11:49AM
Description: A short poem in the classical vein with rhyme, meter, conceit, and logic turns.
Sister, Mother, Sea (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
9 chapters   —   updated Jul 26, 2013 08:05PM
Description: A piece of Speculative Fiction influenced by JG Ballard's visceral, enclosing worlds. So far, this is the piece of fiction of which I feel the most proud.
The Alley (Horror)
7 chapters   —   updated Feb 23, 2013 12:55PM
Description: A short horror story after the style of Kipling.
François (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 23, 2013 12:50PM
Description: A short, silly piece.
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