“Age eighty, (minus not quite three) thermometer eighty, (plus rather more than four) must be accepted as an excuse my very dear Anthony both by you and my highly valued correspondent for not having acknowledged your very precious packet earlier. I am in truth grown most woefully idle, and, worse still, most woefully lazy, and this symptom is both new and disagreeable to me.”
by Sonya Chung
Literarily, I am about 11 years old. This is my best explanation for why the adult stories and novels of Tove Jansson have captivated me so fully.
“Does it really matter what gender a character is? I consider myself to be a feminist, and as a result of that there is no way that my feminism is not going to show up in my book. At the same time I think feminist science fiction is its own sub-genre.”
“I loved that remoteness…I enjoyed no telephone, no contact, no bosses breathing over my shoulder. I loved that life.”
by Terry Hong
“A totally kick-ass strong female – that was most key for me.”
“I’m fascinated by the in-between, the doorway. I often wonder if I’m actually living, or just being dreamed by some greater consciousness. I mean, how would I know, really?”
by Nicki Leone
I always find myself arguing on behalf of the book in situations like these . . . The author didn’t write this book to tell you what you want to hear, I point out, he wrote it because he had something to say. So what was it?