Posts Tagged ‘John Crowley’

Library Addition: Crowley’s Chemical Wedding

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Here’s an item I picked up backing the Kickstarter:

Andreae, Johann Valentine and John Crowley. The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencreutz: A Romance in Eight Days. Small Beer Press, 2016. First edition hardback, a Fine copy, sans dust jacket, as issued. Crowley’s version of the classic work of allegorical, alchemical fiction originally published in Germany in 1616, introduced and annotated by Crowley with two color illustrations. Bought for backing the Kickstarter to the tune of $30.

chemical-wedding

Authors On “Great” Books They Hate

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Interesting piece, if only for the gratification of confirming that many other people loath Holden Caulfield every bit as much as I do.

Biggest surprise: Several people (including John Crowley) naming Gravity’s Rainbow as their least-liked great book. I didn’t get far into it myself, but I’m not sure I gave it a fair shot. The problem is finding a big block of time (something I’m preciously short on) to give it another go, as I have the impression that it’s not amenable to the “one chapter a night” method I used to read Moby Dick

(Hat tip: Bill Crider.)

Pictures from the 2009 Readercon

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

I put these up on my Facebook account back before I had the blog, but I suspect many non-Facebook people would like a look at them as well.

RCon2009 Gene Wolfe Rosemary Liz

Gene Wolfe, Liz Hand, Rosemary Wolfe

RCon2009 Chris Gordon

Chris Nakashima-Brown, Gordon Van Gelder

RCon2009 Chip Liz

Chip Delany, Liz Hand

RCon2009 Paul Howard

Paul Di Filippo, Howard Waldrop, Jeri Bishop.

RCon2009 Straub Crowley

Peter Straub, John Crowley

RCon2009 Clute GaryWolfe

Gary K. Wolfe, John Clute