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Jeff VanderMeer (vanderworld) writes about Politics and Fantasy over at the new Emerald City. Sometimes the reader has a responsibility--and in the case of the political, that responsibility includes not screaming "didactic!" any time a writer raises important issues in his or her work. Readers who...

I quite like Nathan Ballingrud's blog. So should you: Serious writers have an obligation to empathize. If you can't do that -- if you can't make an effort to feel the experience of another person, no matter how cosmetically and culturally different, then who exactly are...

Saw the supervisor today and she said, "Six weeks." And I said, "I'm going to need tequila, cocaine, a shotgun, and an apartment with no doors and windows, just food bought in by midgets or whatever child slave you have with its tongue cut out." I'm told...