Stephen King

American Gothic: Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates

Bellefleur – 1st edition As I mentioned in my post Stephen King: A Beginner’s Guide I became interested in the work of Joyce Carol Oates because of her association with King. As early as Danse Macabre (1981) King was writing admiringly about Oa... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 3 “The Easy Way”

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 3 “The Easy Way”

Previously, in parts 1 and 2, I talked about collectors whose ambition, in collecting, was to have every one in set (“completists”) and those who had to have every one they wanted, however much it costs. Those two strategies may be satisf... Read More »

Unstuck #2

Genres Get Unstuck, or My New Favorite Literary Magazine

Prior to the 1991 introduction of SoundScan, record stores self-reported what was moving off their shelves. That system, open to bias and shaky math, created rigid separation in sales charts that ensured you didn’t find country albums on the po... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 1 “The Completist”

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 1 “The Completist”

I came to my role as dealer in SF art in a very old-fashioned way….as a fan.  And I’ve still got ‘fandom’ in my blood. Queen Jane, posing for posterity in the popular “Game of Thrones” prop chair, at Renovation, the 69th... Read More »

Stephen King – A Beginner’s Guide

For a long time I paid no attention to the writing of Joyce Carol Oates. But I kept seeing her mentioned in the context of modern American Gothic, being recommended by writers whose work I loved, particularly Stephen King. The admiration was mutual. ... Read More »

Talk

Talk Somewhere around the mid-1980s, science fiction novels (less so short fiction) became filled with talk. I think this has to do with the appearance of word processing, but it also has something to do with the perceived desire of the reading publi... Read More »

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