Terry Madden

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Terry is the author of the fantasy series Three Wells of the Sea. She has won top awards for both fiction and screenwriting. Her subjects range from historical to science fiction and fantasy and she's as fascinated by the warfare tactics of the Celts as she is by orbiting space telescopes. Terry has worked in molecular biology and genetic research labs and currently teaches high school chemistry and astronomy. She enjoys hiking, stargazing, and gaming.

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Terry Madden I'm currently reading Dave Butler's alternate history/dark fantasy "Witchy Eye" and thoroughly enjoying it. This summer, I want to educate myself with…moreI'm currently reading Dave Butler's alternate history/dark fantasy "Witchy Eye" and thoroughly enjoying it. This summer, I want to educate myself with some of the greats of science fiction whom I haven't yet had the chance to read. I want to try a Verner Vinge novel, and I have yet to read Asimov's "I, Robot." I'd also like to get back to some Kim Stanley Robinson, like his Mars series and "Consider Phlebas" is also in my queue. In the fantasy realm, I'm looking forward to reading L.D. Colter's "A Borrowed Hell." If you have any particular favorites of Vinge's please let me know! I'm looking for recommendations there.(less)
Terry Madden I would live in the Earthsea Archipelago from Ursula LeGuin's series of that name. I wouldn't mind learning magic, as Ged did, but women don't become…moreI would live in the Earthsea Archipelago from Ursula LeGuin's series of that name. I wouldn't mind learning magic, as Ged did, but women don't become mages in that world, so there is a bit of sexism going on. I'd have to fix that.

In terms of science fiction, I would say the world of Ancillary Justice might be very intriguing. The opposite of sexism rules it. Though fighting the battles with the crew of the Rocinante would be pretty cool in the Expanse series. The world is anything but eutopia, however.(less)
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Crom Cruach and the Cult of the Head

PictureThe reproduction of the Killycluggin Stone in Co. Cavan, Ireland. "Here once stood a lofty idol, that saw many a fight, whose name was the Cromm Cruach; it caused every tribe to live without peace.

He was their god, the wizened Cromm, hidden by many mists: as for the folk that believed in him, the eternal Kingdom beyond every haven shall not be theirs.

For him ingloriously they slew their hapless...
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“My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
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“Number 99 was an eviscerated ceramics plant. During the war a succession of blazing explosions had burst among the stock of thousands of chemical glazes, fused them, and splashed them into a wild rainbow reproduction of a lunar crater. Great splotches of magenta, violet, bice green, burnt umber, and chrome yellow were burned into the stone walls. Long streams of orange, crimson, and imperial purple had erupted through windows and doors to streak the streets and surrounding ruins with slashing brush strokes. This became the Rainbow House of Chooka Frood.”
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