Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson is the first novel I’ve read by this author. I read one of his short stories in an all-sci-fi issue of Wired magazine and loved it, plus I’d heard all the (positive) commotion about his novel New York 2140. So I was excited to dive in. I recently graduated college and immediately after (well honestly […]
– Advertisement – – Dramatic Division: An Analysis of the 3- and 5-act Structure of Dramatic Writing Introduction Research into the difference between 3- and 5-act play structures is very difficult. Few books address this topic directly unless they are dealing with scriptwriting, though I believe it to be a topic of great interest to […]
MIT’s Mediated Matter group has constructed a silk dome using 6,500 silkworms–the first step in biological 3-D printing. The idea itself is, of course, fascinating. Here is a description of the dome from the MIT Mediated Matter webpage for the project: The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and […]
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan My Goodreads rating: 4 stars National Book Critics Circle Award Winner PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Pulitzer Prize Winner 2011 One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newsday, NPR’s On Point, O, the Oprah Magazine, […]
“The Watcher,” a flash-fiction horror story I entered into the Readers’ Realm Scary Flash Fiction contest last month, took a spot in the First-Honorable Mentions. Of the piece, the judges said “The writing itself was elegant.” Be sure to read “The Watcher,” and all of the other great entries over at Readers’ Realm.
The Evolution of Punctuation in Western Civilization Punctuation: An Ever Evolving Form of Communication The word “punctuation” comes from the Latin punctus, meaning “point.” Indeed, punctuation marks were originally called “points” (Partridge 3). Therefore, “punctuation” means “the use of points” (Reimer par 2). Malcolm Beckwith Parkes wrote in his authoritative work Pause and Effect that “punctuation […]