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Jane Lindskold and I have been having conversations about the linguistic and cultural differences that define American and British/Antipodean life. We've talked about toilets and underwear, beer and birthdays, Christmas celebrations, the subtleties of meal times and just what distinguishes yoghurt from yogurt. Jane is an author of science fiction and fantasy novels. I'm a reviewer and a fan of science fiction and fantasy. So sometimes our conversations turn to that area to illustrate whatever subject is currently occupying our minds...
Originally these conversations were published on Jane's blog under the generic title Thursday Tangents (because we published one conversation every Thursday, and we explored all kinds of odd tangents as ideas popped into our heads). There are links to the original blog postings here. We have also collected the conversations together in an e-book.
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Note that the Mobi format does not handle pictures very well...
|This web site contains a lot of stories about things that have happened to
me over the years. You can read them on your computer by clicking here.
I have also gathered the stories together in six attractive volumes of Triffid Tales which you can download and read at your leisure.
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Over the years I have written many essays in which I muse about life and literature and art, with occasional (!) reference to science fiction.
The essays have been published in two books (the covers are shown on the left).
Volume 1 was published in 1993
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