Gimbling in the Wabe – Tis the Season (for me to give suggestions for the science fiction and fantasy readers on your gift list)

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It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn towards warm and cozy, hearth and home, and the giving of gifts to those we love and appreciate. I toyed with the idea of putting up a list of books to recommend for holiday reading and gift-giving, but finally I decided […]

LitStack Rec: Who Do You Love: Stories & The Name of the Wind

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Who Do You Love: Stories, by Jean Thompson My favorite short stories all seem to have qualities in common: something singular happens to a character, usually out of nowhere; the setting is exceptionally vivid—almost a character in itself; and the narrator can shift easily from the deepest parts of the […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – All That You Can’t Leave Behind

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A few weeks ago, a dear friend of mine had to evacuate from his home near Idyllwild, CA, due to a raging forest fire in the San Jacinto mountains.  His house, while not directly at risk, would be threatened if the fire could not be brought under control; residents were […]