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Audio In Dorian Gray

“Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, vivid and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of a viol […] Continue reading

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The Power of Settings

Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer, opens with one of my favorite hooks in any science fiction novel. “The tower, which was not supposed to be there, plunges into the earth in a place just before the black pine forest begins to give way to swamp and then the reeds and wind-gnarled trees of the marsh flats.” […] Continue reading

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