Fandom Confessions

fandom confession: piers anthony

I can easily think of things from my youth that I don’t like now as much as I once did, and that other people would consider silly or unworthy: soapy mystery novels (Julie Smith and Martha Grimes were my favourites), Strangers in Paradise (as I’ve discussed before), Wolff and Byrd: Counselors of the Macabre (that’s […]

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Fandom Confessions: I’m lousy at feeling shame about fandom

Hello! I’m Cerusee, and I’m your temp guest blogger, here to sub for Bill Randall while he goes on vacation. I’ve been invited to drop in a little early for the Fandom Confeessions roundtable. By way of introduction: I’ve been hanging in or around a succession of internet-based fandoms since I was 15 years old, […]

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Fandom Confessions: Ultra Klutz

So far in this roundtable, Noah’s fessed up to Freudian SF and Tom to… Nabokov? If that’s the bar, let’s limbo. My Younger Self (not drawn by Kate Beaton, sadly) had the first sin of reading lots of comics without reading the words. When you’re indiscriminate in the 80s with a forest out back, you […]

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Fandom Confessions: Books I didn’t understand

The storm passed quickly. The rain, which had been a mass of violently descending water wherein the trees writhed and rolled, was reduced all at once to oblique lines of silent gold breaking into short and long dashes against a background of subsiding vegetable agitation. Gulfs of voluptuous blue were expanding between great clouds — […]

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Fandom Confessions: Jack L. Chalker

Update: Well, pooh; I wasn’t supposed to post till tomorrow; but then I hit the wrong button. Duh. Anyway, we’re doing a roundtable on Fandom Confessions — embarrassing things we liked back when. Other folks will be posting through the week.________________________________ For a while there, Jack L. Chalker was probably my favorite sci-fi writer — maybe […]

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Revolving Utilitarians. In Hoods.

After this week, Bill Randall is going to be taking a blog break for a few weeks. In his absence, the lovely and talented Cerusee has very kindly agreed to substitute blog with us. Some of you may remember Cerusee from her comments on the Mary Sue roundtable. You can read more of her reviews […]

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