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"It is very hard when you have four minutes on the radio, and an aggressive radio host who says “Take us through that night, Terri,” and it’s always, “well, it was 1977, and I was camping, 11:30 at night, and I woke up with a truck on my chest.” They all want that, so once you start out with that you have a certain number of listeners who are like, click."
To call Comic-Con 2006 a perfect experience involves redefining the word perfect to some degree. But a lot of things were done, a lot of fun was had, and all without anything going terribly wrong. Here is yet another saga from the front lines. Here is yet another tale of a pretty good time.
Writing about the movement she terms Christian nationalism, Goldberg is convincing on the dangers of too narrow a focus on curriculum skirmishes. “What’s going on in states and school districts nationwide is a struggle over the very nature of reality. The question is whether knowledge of the world is possible without reference to God as the creator, and whether science education should be permitted to contradict the Christian worldview.”
Barbara J. King
"Yes, well, one reason I write (and read a lot of) speculative fiction is that it is in the nature of the beast to drop universes at your feet. I had read some juvenile science fiction before Bradbury, such as the old Tom Swift books, which engaged me for the moment but they were ultimately forgettable. Bradbury opened to me the multifarious uses of the imagination --- to build societies, worlds, universes out of whole cloth, and at the same time say something about the human condition, about human nature. And to do so with elegance and passion."
Geoffrey H. Goodwin