Ramblings from the Desert

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Literature, Ahem

Here be the 10 Most Dangerous Books of the 19th and 20th Century.* Okay, so I understand (sort of) the issue with Mein Kampf and The Communist Manifesto, but The Kinsey Report? Cuz sex is eeevil. As is Darwin, apparently, as is Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. God put us on Earth to hold dominion over all things, after all. Fuck the environment. (Cuz it's the only thing wingnuts will let us fuck.)

(*Hate throwing hits their way; oh, well.)

Seems hardly worth considering any book "dangerous" when there are so bloody many of them. Five hundred a week? Can I get a "Yowza"?

So how does an author get noticed in the madding crowd? PBW is still struggling with the issue herself, but she suggests the usual stuff isn't enough.

Publishers have an entire building of smart people dedicated to selling the book. Who do we writers have? Ourselves, maybe a couple of pro friends, writing organizations and entities that are primarily interested in making money off us, what time and wisdom our editors can spare us, and the internet.

It's not enough
Language Lessons From the Preznit...
The Poor Man and his merry band of commentors are giving me the "Oh, yeah, baby, right there" thing today. George W. Bush. The man who put the “ass” back in “dissemble.”

Love n' stuff.


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