General

X is for Xylography

I learned something new on twitter today. There is an official word for wood engraving: xylography. There is even a video on youtube! Once upon a time, book were made using xylography. It’s a lot art, since no one actually makes books like that any more. I suppose there must be one in a museum… Continue reading X is for Xylography

reading · science fiction

Random Quotes from Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction, Part 2

I am still not done with this book. I don’t know how long I’ve had it, but months and months and months. It’s taking forever to finish. Almost near the end, though. Figured I would share a few more quotes that made go: Ohhh, really?!!! In its simplest terms, sf and utopian fiction have been… Continue reading Random Quotes from Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction, Part 2

fantasy · reading

How I Fell in Love with Dragons

I love dragons. They remain my favorite fantasy creatures. I don’t remember where I first encountered dragons. It could be on TV or in books. In fact, it was probably TV, because I wasn’t the biggest reader when I was 5. Or 6. Or 7. Or even 8. LOL But I know the first time… Continue reading How I Fell in Love with Dragons

General · reading · Writing

No Vital and Significant Forms of Art

Nor is it any part of my thesis to maintain that it [the detective story] is a vital and significant form of art.There are no vital and significant forms of art; there is only art, and precious little of that. – Raymond Chandler This quote appeared in an essay I was reading in the beginning… Continue reading No Vital and Significant Forms of Art