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Jody Scott

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"What a wild, original and outrageously funny writer she is." ​-TimeOut

Jody Scott (Jan 13, 1923- Dec 24, 2007 ) was an award-winning American writer whose novels garnered extensive critical and peer acclaim though most of her works remained unpublished during her lifetime. Scott was a satirist who employed speculative and mainstream fiction to critique society and question the nature of reality. Her scifi series The Benaroya Chronicles (consisting of the novels Passing for Human, I, Vampire and Devil-May-Care) became cult classics of feminist satire in the 1980's and were widely praised for their hilarity and originality.

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Jody Scott "If you wanna be a writer never, NEVER go to college or you'll come out a brainwashed zombie who offends nobody but writes like everyone else or as Mo…more"If you wanna be a writer never, NEVER go to college or you'll come out a brainwashed zombie who offends nobody but writes like everyone else or as Monty Python used to say: 'Dull, dull, dull!' - the L's sounding like W's."
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JOY IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT

PictureReprinted from 2019 because, sadly, it's all too pertinent as the barbarians inside the gates of SCOTUS and other institutions are working very hard to destroy democracy in the United states.  In 1977 when I marched in my first Gay Pride March (it hadn't yet morphed into a parade), I could not have imagined that in my lifetime there would be gay marriage. The prejudice was too deep, too institutio Read more of this blog post »
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“A prime test for madness and paranoia is called ‘insurance.’ If a species has ‘insurance,’ it is patently doomed. Only a toylike, salivating, pent-up bunch of gruntlings could conceive of such a sociopathic type of gambling.”
Jody Scott, I, Vampire

“How do you explain a zen parable, how explain a mind-bendingly unconventional but logistically correct view of 'reality' in a story? I just try everything I can think up and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't”
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