July 10th, 2007

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Literary Roundheels

One of the livelier and more interesting literary sites around is that one with a trollop's name that makes you think of Madonna peddling her volume of photos: Bookslut.

http://www.bookslut.com/

It's always worth a visit, and you should probably bookmark it.

May I draw your attention now to a recent post on that site? Paul Kincaid's stimulating column about what constitutes SF in these tumultuous times.

http://www.bookslut.com/science_fiction_skeptic/2007_07_011367.php

Enjoy!

Paul DiFi, over and out!
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Parodies 'r' me

Paul DiFi here!

Hanging out with Lucius Shepard this weekend and hearing him read aloud from a new story reminded me of the one time I tried to write like Lucius--for one paragraph only!

My parody of Lucius and nine other writers--including myself!--originally ran at LOCUS ONLINE, where they're still archived.

http://www.locusmag.com/2001/Features/DecadPreview.html

But the archived version lacks the fake author bylines. So here are the ten authors being parodied, in order of appearance.

The Heart's Drear Tonnage
by
Lucius Shepard

Mother Capybara
by
Michael Swanwick

Pissing in the Snow
by
Andy Duncan

The Stochastically Godelized Fashionista
by
Charles Stross

Seventy-two Stories
by
Ted Chiang

The Fairy Prince's Bad Day
by
Ian R. MacLeod

A Loquacious Exegesis of the Chronicles of Humblegrim
by
Jeff VanderMeer

The Old Woman's Lament
by
Ursula K. LeGuin

Cosmic Pizza
by
Paul Di Filippo

Oobleck for the Obelist
by
Gene Wolfe