Samuel R. Delany - "Racism and Science Fiction"... →
beautone: For better or for worse, I am often spoken of as the first African-American science fiction writer. But I wear that originary label as uneasily as any writer has worn the label of science fiction itself. Among the ranks of what is often referred to as proto-science fiction, there are a number of black writers. M. P. Shiel, whose Purple Cloud and Lord of the Sea are still read, was a...
As independent bookstores crash and burn in the United States and Britain, the...– The French Still Flock to Bookstores (via bookshelfporn)
bicyclesandheadphones asked: Whenever I finish writing, I feel like what I wrote doesn't match what I had planned in my head, and that it doesn't get the message across. Are there any ways to shake this feeling?
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I begin, a sentence lover. I’m forever delighted, then delighted all over, at...– Samuel R. Delany - The Semiology of Silence (1983)
you know you're really lazy when you get excited about cancelled plans.
I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful,...– Neil Gaiman (via johngreenismypatronus)
Last voice to bring me to tears.
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Normal people flirting: hey you're cute we should go out sometime
Me trying to flirt: so, do you like breadsticks
Tornados by Thylias Moss
Truth is, I envy them not because they dance; I out jitterbug them as I’m shuttled through and through legs strong as looms, weaving time. They do black more justice than I, frenzy of conductor of philharmonic and electricity, hair on end, result of the charge when horns and strings release the pent up Beethoven and Mozart. Ions played instead of notes. The movement is not wrath, not...
readingandwritingtoday: “It’s almost hard to remember now, in the age of Kanye and Gaga, how fame used to be something we foisted onto our unwilling pop stars. How so many of our idols from the ’90s were so deeply uncomfortable with the spotlight. Kurt and Courtney and so on — all these people we basically ruined with our love.” Zach Baron, “Fiona Apple’s Return: Idle No More,” SPIN Magazine,...
reading | writing | today: einstein & anti-racism →
readingandwritingtoday: “More than one hundred biographies and monographs about Albert Einstein have been published, yet not one of them mentions the name Paul Robeson, let along Einstein’s friendship with him; or the name W.E.B. Du Bois, let alone Einstein’s support for him. Nor does one find in any of these works any…
galaxies-awayfromtheir-standards asked: your an amazing poet do you listen to any poets or specific music when your writing?
poemfull: Tonight I lingered over your name, the delicate assembly of vowels a voice inside my head. You were sleeping when I arrived. I stood by your bed and watched the sheets rise gently. I knew what slant of light would make you turn over. It was then I felt the highways slide out of my hands. I remembered the old men in the west side cafe, dealing dominoes like magical charms. ...
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I have to - and that’s an unconditional injunction - I have to welcome the Other...– Jacques Derrida, Politics and Friendship (via rhizombie)
mind-over-reality asked: Do you have any good book suggestions?