OK, so I wasn’t able to get through Engine Summer…

I bought a trio of Jonathon Carroll novels in a single volume, and just haven’t made it to it yet, even though John Clute says they’re spectacular.

Sometimes these things happen. I’ll probably try again in six months or a year and wonder what stopped me before.

On the other hand, two posts in, and I find Jonathon Carroll’s blog absolutely fascinating. For instance, the post on 2/9 (you have to go to the “February page”:http://www.jonathancarroll.com/blog/2005_02.html and then scroll down).

Contrast this, most amusingly, with “Warren Ellis’ explanation of where his ideas come from”:http://www.warrenellis.com/index.php?p=328.

And then contemplate the notion of:

bq. …and suddenly you understand what it would be like if Einstein’s brain was placed into the body of a young tyrannosaur, stuffed full of amphetamines and suffused with Sex Radiation.

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Michael Alan Dorman

Yogi, brigand, programmer, thief, musician, Republican, cook. I leave it to you figure out which ones are accurate.