More juvenilia: A Serpent in Paradise (short story, age 14).
Archive | November 24, 2011
Speaking of Burroughs, while I was in San Diego for Libertopia last month I made a point of driving past the house on Coronado where Burroughs lived in 1913, when he was writing The Return of Tarzan and some of the early Barsoom and Pellucidar books. It looks exactly the same today as in this pic.
In other news, the weekend before last I had the opportunity to hear Michelle Shocked live in Auburn; Ive been a fan of hers since grad school.
Right now Im in the Florida Keys; heading back to Auburn this weekend.
Im sorry to learn of Anne McCaffreys death. I discovered her Dragonrider books in 5th or 6th grade, literally on the same day that I discovered Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, and both played a big role in shaping my psyche. (As Ive mentioned before, one of the things I liked about Avatar was the way it combined McCaffreyan and Burroughsian imagery.)
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 30 November 2011, at the Gnus Room bookstore/café in Auburn, Alabama
Co-Editor Charles Johnson and major contributor Roderick Long to the book Markets Not Capitalism (2011) will be at The Gnus Room for a discussion of the topics addressed in the book. The economic crisis needs fresh new responses, which emphasize the ways in which poverty and economic inequality have resulted from collusion between government and big business, which has enriched a few corporate giants at the expense of the rest of us. Rather than turning back to politics, the authors argue that working people must begin to free themselves of the mistakes of the past, and work together to take back control over their own lives and livelihoods through individual freedom, mutual exchange, and nonviolent grassroots social activism.