Whoa, I wonder what's going on here.
Something very delicate, refined, Gothic and Japanese apparently.
Got her number, that's the Comtesse Castiglione.
She was the 19th century's top royal seductress and also a photography
Walter De La Mare, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde
The bookstore's not much help.
You know, there are still such things as mystery and romance in the
M. E. Braddon was always my favorite Victorian sensation novelist. Most period thriller
consumers had no idea that M. E. stood for "Mary Elizabeth." Her stuff is freakier than
you would think.
The early years of bitter struggle treading the boards as a wink-wink, snigger,
Her breakout bestseller.
The old gal could really churn that product. That was a quill pen, too, none of
this word-processing nonsense.
How Braddon gets turned into contemporary British TV fodder.
Holy cow, I never knew that people from the Society for Creative
Anachronism >were that kinky. Spare my blushes, you mead-swilling naughty
Once upon a time I met Tanith Lee. She was wearing a chain-mail headdress, and
had big, opaque, smoky eyes. "How're you, Tanith?" I drawled. "I'm a huge
"That's not my real name, you know," Tanith said, and after a
brief exchange of authorly pleasantries she excused herself and
Our Tanith has got some very out-there readers.
The Voyager spacecraft is out somewhere at the heliopause, attracting
interstellar space grit as mankind's most distant object. Meanwhile, back on
Earth the remaining veterans of the enterprise wax nostalgic about their
youth in the 1970s. Nice job with the Chuck Berry analog recording,
Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him,
and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the
Bruce Sterling Online Index.
He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.