Emanations Vol. 8
The eighth volume of the critically acclaimed Emanations literary anthology series, Octo-Emanations , includes a new Penny Turin story by Bill Ectric, “The Psychogeography of the Gnostic Phalanx Society.” The book also contains stunning new art, illustrations, and writing from around the world. The forty-two contributors represent South Korea, Canada, India, Oman, Kenya, Nepal, France, Nigeria, the United Kingdom,…
Shedding More Light
Some time ago, I wrote about my wish to learn more about Ali Mirdrekvandi, whom I first heard about from Gary Westfahl, and several people got into the discussion. A few days ago, someone with a website called ShahreFarang dropped in to Bill Ectric’s Place to post this link about Mirdrekvandi from the Encyclopaedia Iranica. The creators of…
Meta Mystery or Zoroastrian Scholarship?
I first saw the name on Gary Westfahl’s vast science fiction reference and biographical site, World of Westfahl. But, does Westfahl know more than he is telling? Is Ali Mirdrekvandi really the name of a self-educated Iranian author of a 1965 book called No Heaven for Gunga Din, or a pseudonym for another writer? The…