Tag: books

  • “Attention must be paid.”

    This often quoted line from Death of a Salesman breaks the passive tense rule and leaves us to question who pays a bill of attention. In context, of course, it’s Willie Loman’s sons. But for those of a writerly persuasion attention comes from friends, families, readers, editors (if we are good and lucky) and strangers. […]

  • Sweet Reads

    I read like the proverbial kid in a candy store, and since Halloween candy has taken over much available freezer space in our house, candy, like good books, calls to me. Hmm, Snickers, Peanut M&Ms, Tootsie Roll? Nah, I’m full up on sugary stuff. But never full up on reading, never. So much to choose […]

  • Questions from Other Worlds

    Margaret Atwood has a wonderful book out, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination. Read it and learn. Wisely, Atwood doesn’t pretend to know everything about fiction, but one question she raises intrigues and frustrates me. Just what is sci-fi? I’ve just finished revising a novel that I’m not comfortable calling science fiction because […]