Monthly Archives: February 2012


Josephine Butler

Josephine Butler

I work in a library headquarters, this means that we process the new stock [1] . Part of this processing means that we have to write the accession number and the call number, or collection code on the new books. We do this in three places. Back of the title page, on page 19, and on the date label. And

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2011 Nebula Nominees You Can Read For Free | The Mary Sue

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

From The Mary Sue here are the 2011 Nebula Nominees that you can read for free: Novellas “Kiss Me Twice” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 2011) “Silently and Very Fast” by Catherynne M. Valente (WFSA Press; Clarkesworld Magazine, October 2011) “The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s Science Fiction, October/November 2011) “The Man Who

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The Brides of Rollrock Island by

The Brides of Rollrock Island

Also published as Sea-Hearts Misskaella isn’t as pretty and slim as her sisters, but as she grows she discovers that she has a power. She has an answer to their endless teasing, mean and spite-filled ways. She can call a person out of a seal. And by creating seal-wives for the men of the island she can grow rich. And

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Glister by

Glister by John Burnside

Teenage boys are going missing in Innertown. Where they go and what happens to them, nobody knows. Some say that they have runaway, escaping the town with its pollution, disease, death and lack of a future. Others say that no one ever leaves Inntertown, and why didn’t they talk of their plans to anyone else. The feeling is that something

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Donegal fairy stories by

Donegal fairy stories - Seumas MacManus

I do enjoy fairy stories, of all shapes and sorts. When I was younger I read plenty of the children’s versions of the Irish myths and legends. But I don’t ever recall coming across these stories before. They aren’t the myth and legend of the Red Branch, or the Fianna, but instead are versions of more traditional stories. Irish versions

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On This Day: February 7, 1867 | The Sheila Variations

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

By the time, Laura Ingalls Wilder started publishing, the entire world she described in the books had disappeared. In one person’s lifetime, everything had changed. Her first book Little House in the Big Woods was published in 1930. Lindbergh had flown across the ocean. There were railroads criss-crossing the country. Autmobiles. Telephones. Laura Ingalls Wilder straddled an enormous generational divide.

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