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Friday, February 20th, 2009

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Show me a culture that despises young and old alike
The ever-lucid Mark Shea wonders about the contrast between Madonna the rockstar and WNBA star Candace Parker. http://markshea.blogspot.com/2009/02/more-of-those-western-values-we-are.html here is his comment and link:

Pursue and promote endless casual sex, you are lionized and made a millionaire multiple times over.

Get married and have a baby, you are vilified as "selfish".

Show me a culture that despises virginity, and I will show you a culture that despises children.

Myself, I wonder about the contrast between the alleged benevolence of the new socialist America under our New 'New Deal', and the cool ruthlessness to be shown to the graying baby boomers as they age.
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Its seems that Mr. Gaiman, Waldrop and Martin  finally submitted his story for the volume. So the table of contents for SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH, Edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois reads as follows:

"The Green Bird" by Kage Bager
"The Good Magician" by Glen Cook
"The Copsy Door" by Terry Dowling
"The Last Golden Thread" by Phyllis Eisenstein
"The Return of the Fire Witch" by Elizabeth Hand
"Grolion of Almery" by Matthew Hughes
"Evillo the Uncunning" by Tanith Lee
"An Incident in Uskvosk" by Elizabeth Moon
"Inescapable" by Mike Resnick
"Sylgarmo's Proclamation" by Lucius Shepard
"The True Vintage of Erzuine Thale" by Robert Silverberg
"The Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz" by Dan Simmons
"The Final Quest of the Wizard Sarnod" by Jeff VanderMeer
"The Traditions of Karzh" by Paula Volsky
"Caulk the Witch-Chaser" by Liz Williams
"The Lamentably Comical Tragedy (or The Laughably Tragic Comedy) of Lixal Laqavee" by Tad Williams
"Abrizonde" by Walter Jon Williams
"Guyal the Curator" by John C. Wright
"A Night at the Tarn House" by George R.R. Martin
"Frogskin Cap" by Howard Waldrop
"An Invocation of Curiousity" by Neil Gaiman

Man this is going to be good. I wonder if I get a complimentary contributor's copy?One may pre-order from Subterranean Press here:


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