There’s a bird I hear in the mornings that I think of as a wind-down bird, because it sounds like a mechanical wind-up toy at the end of its stored-up torque, the sound getting lower as its slows to a stop. Two notes, maybe a musical third apart, sliding from low to high, that pairing […]Read more "For Real, Though"
The list of authors whose new books I will unquestioningly read is very short, and just got shorter by one. In the middle of reading a terrible Science Fiction novel, called Signal to Noise, I happened to hear Neal Stephenson speak in Iowa City, promoting his new book Reamde. I bought a signed copy, mistakenly […]Read more "Three Novels: Signal to Noise, Reamde, and Destiny’s Road"