If you've been coming to the annual Literary Nights that Scott and I put on at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, we've nailed down our 2014 topic for Friday, November 7:
|Wonderful, "less is more" cover!|
Religion, Science and Fear of the Other. How do we express our tension with what seems foreign, and therefore frightening, to us? Whether it be immigrants swarming our shores, or the rise of science and decline of religion, or even the power of technology we try to master? We'll explore this knotty little topic by looking at Bram Stoker's Dracula, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Isaac Asimov's I, Robot. Mwahahahaha...!
|Always liked this cover|
|The edition I owned, which, naturally, I now cannot locate|
Please do mark your calendars! We always try to have some film clips and readings, and then we take up a freewill offering to support the church library. Invite a friend and do dinner before or after! (Warning: Scott has already told me that I'm in charge of talking about I, Robot, although it's the only Asimov book I've yet read. Better work on my robot voice for the reading...)
And the second bit of news: A Very Plain Young Man is headed for production! If you've been falling behind, buried under the avalanche of my prolific-ness (kidding), VPYM is the second in my traditional Regency series The Hapgoods of Bramleigh, following on The Naturalist. My most recent reader complained about the size of the print in the physical edition (10 point). And my sympathetic response? He may need to tackle the next one on an e-reader. Because VPYM will be in the same we-don't-need-no-stinking-reading-glasses-size font to save you--my dear readers--the cold hard cash. Elfrida's story is considerably longer than Alice's, so you're just lucky I'm not shrinking down to 7 point.
Stay tuned for cover designs!