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Rocket Man: Thomas Pynchon Again
I thoroughly enjoyed Writers For the 70’s: Thomas Pynchon by Joseph Slade. Here are some notes I took while reading, but keep in mind, these notes represent only a small part of what Pynchon’s work is all about. One of Pynchon’s preoccupations is that the 20th Century was the age of oil, from which we derive, not only…
Three for “T” (Norris, Mcneill, & Agnelli on “V” Author Thomas Pynchon)
Photo of Lauren Agnelli by Chion Wolf I’m reading my first Thomas Pynchon novel, V. and wondering if Pynchon created the urban legend about baby alligators being flushed down toilets and growing into big alligators in the sewers of New York, or did he simply take a pre-existing rumor and expand upon it. For that…
Is What Cyberpunk?
I can give you a vague definition of cyberpunk with terms like “noir future” and “distopia,” but Rudy Rucker says it better and really whets my appetite to know more. Here’s an excerpt from What Is Cyberpunk: Proximately, “cyberpunk” is a word coined by Gardner Dozois to describe the fiction of William Gibson. Gibson’s novel…