Archive for December, 2010

For Emily’s 180th

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Yesterday, December 10, 2010, was Emily Dickinson’s 180th birthday. In celebration, I publish here for the first time a bit of light verse that I wrote for my writing group about ten years ago: EMILY AND ME Me and Emily We never wrote for Fame – Stitched our Verses out of Sight – Had no […]

Emily and Me

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Me and Emily We never wrote for Fame – Stitched our Verses out of Sight – Had no Truck – with the Book-Hawkers’ Game – She left her Manuscripts to Chance – Pending her Sister’s – posthumous Zeal – Mine rest in the Upstairs Study – Third Drawer – Seventh File. Me and Emily We […]

The Creation of Cordwainer Smith

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

This paper, which originally appeared in the scholarly journal Science-Fiction Studies in 1984, was my first publication on the science fiction writer Cordwainer Smith. The paper provides a basic biography of Smith (whose real name was Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger) and a psychobiographical analysis of several of his stories. Subsequently I have published several more […]

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