Oct 31, 2014

A prayer for the small things– Poetry and an Update

2014-01-14 16.05.49Busy four weeks as you may be able to tell from the slow post count.  I have been working full time, helping manage the downward decline of our 18 year old cat, trying to read Aurealis Award Submissions and reading the odd review title as well.  This weekend should see some reviews of books I finished weeks ago.  Until such time I shall inflict some poetry on you.  I subbed this to an Inkermann and Blunt anthology and sadly it didn’t make it.  So here it is:

 

A prayer for the small things

Oh, say a prayer for the small things
for in all things, small things matter.

Oh, say a prayer for love’s gentle touch
for too much is made of passion.

Oh, say a prayer for a stranger’s smile
for while here, such joys are fleeting.

Oh, say a prayer for an unkindness spared
for where unkindness lives, it festers.

Oh say a prayer for a listening ear
for to hear a sorrow, helps heal it.

Oh, say a prayer for a considered word
for once heard, words have no master.

Oh, say a prayer for the small things
for in all things, their sum’s the larger.

 


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Galactic Chat 58 - Ken Liu

  You can download here or stream  above.

In this week's episode David interviews Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Ken Liu.  They talk about the short story form, the difficulty in translating from Chinese to English, Ken's translation of the Chinese sci-fi masterpiece The Three Body Problem by  Liu Cixin and Ken's own epic fantasy novel series called The Grace of Kings.  

You can find Ken at his website.

 

Credits

Interviewer: David McDonald

Guest: Ken Liu

Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Post Production: Sean Wright

 

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Email: galactichat at gmail dot com

 


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Oct 30, 2014

Twelfth Planet Press – New Subscriptions Tab

12pp-newpink-webLG_thumb[5] Released on to the interwebs yesterday:

 

Twelfth Planet Press offers a curated experience of fiction that seeks to interrogate, commentate, inspire or provoke thought by way of the Twelfth Planet Press Tab Subscription.

Want to make sure you maintain a complete set of Twelfth Planet Press books?

Let us do the admin for you. Subscribe to have every book automatically sent to you on publication.

Choose where to start, whether to exclude any particular titles, or select ebooks or print only.

And when your tab runs out, we'll send you a friendly email with the option to renew.

 

Check out the subscriptions page here.  It’s well worth a look as I have found that TPP consistently produce a good product, paper or digital.

 


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