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Forum: The Library Café Nov 23 2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 163
Sticky: Good Bye, Anne
Views: 25,631
Posted By ghyle
Re: Good Bye, Anne

I hope that the following says what many of us may find it hard, at these times, to say:

From weyr to weyr the final dragon keen
...rises to mark her passing to Death's rift,
for she has gone to...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Mar 10 2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By ghyle
Blue On Time as a Lake -- feedback wanted

On Time as a Lake

Time, to me, is a still, slow pond
...on which the nenuphars still dream
the ancient dreams, of which we're fond,
...their leaves a veil both deep and green.

I'd ply my...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Feb 26 2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,281
Posted By ghyle
Re: collecting for a bibliography

Thanks, P'ter!

It's always interesting to see where and what a poet's contemporaries speak about them. I happen to know another major Australian poet, John Tranter, another of Mr Murray's...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Feb 26 2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,281
Posted By ghyle
Re: collecting for a bibliography

yes, I did: I know that he's made a few

one was bundled with one of his books, one of the editions of his Collected Poems, from memory, and another was put out in Sweden, by Editions Rugerup...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Feb 26 2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,281
Posted By ghyle
Re: collecting for a bibliography

dear Ginny,

I don't dare ask anything from you that you don't want to do, and that you don't feel capable of doing. I appreciate even the smallest of entries or assistance, and there's plenty that...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Feb 25 2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,281
Posted By ghyle
Re: collecting for a bibliography

Thankee, P'ter! I'll leave it up to you what and where you would like to chase.
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Feb 25 2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,281
Posted By ghyle
collecting for a bibliography

G'day!

I've started working on a bibliography, but not about Anne; rather, it's about the Australian poet Les Murray. As part of the process, I have to sight every item listed, to ensure that they...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Feb 18 2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By ghyle
Re: First e-bay purchase

I intend to rack up those nine as quickly as I can :) I have seen a nice-looking collection of Hawkwind-themed guitar picks, that I want
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Feb 17 2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By ghyle
First e-bay purchase

I just paid for my first e-bay purchase; not Anne-related, but skiffy nonetheless: 20 Hawkwind badges for $23 + free postage!

Yay! *happy dance*
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 5 2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,549
Posted By ghyle
Re: Good news to start 2010 with!

thanks for the congrats, I appreciate them
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 5 2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 920
Posted By ghyle
Acceptances

I've just had my first acceptance for the year:

Bluepepper (http://bluepepper.blogspot.com/) has accepted two of my poems, and they are currently online. The second one has some adult concepts,...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Dec 31 2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,549
Posted By ghyle
Good news to start 2010 with!

Yesterday, I was chatting with a publisher friend, and I was offered a paying editorial position. Although the pay is minimal, I have latitude regarding who I can ask to submit, so I said yes.
...
Forum: Science of Pern Dec 14 2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,906
Posted By ghyle
Re: Scientific type names for the dragons

A few notes in re: scientific naming --

with the scientific names, the generic name is the one on the left, and is always capitalised; that of the species is on the right, and never capitalised....
Forum: Collector's Marketplace Dec 12 2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,540
Posted By ghyle
Poetry e-books by Ghyle for sale

G'day!

I am selling poetry e-books, so that I can afford to travel and visit my sweetheart in New Zealand. All titles are $5 US for non-Australian orders; $5 Australian for Aussies.

Titles will...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 7 2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,976
Posted By ghyle
Re: For the Future New Moon

I could name any of the countless books that are better than the Da Vinci code, and many that are probably worse. That's not an issue; what is is whether we learn between something that we like, and...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 1 2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 230,887
Posted By ghyle
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

G'day, today, and may I say
I'm glad to meet you, come what may,
dear cwett, because you're free to stay,
and play like mice whilst the cat's away!
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 30 2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007
Posted By ghyle
Re: Robert E. Howard

The books arrived today!

I received:

Herman, Paul (ed.), The Neverending Hunt: a Bibliography of Robert E. Howard ([n. p.] : Hermanthis Press, 2006).
Herron, Don (ed.), The Barbaric Triumph...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 27 2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007
Posted By ghyle
Re: Robert E. Howard

I'll think about it.
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 26 2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007
Posted By ghyle
Re: Robert E. Howard

Thanks, maw! :group:

I should be getting the books tomorrow, and when they come I shall post up a list of titles.
Forum: The Library Café Nov 26 2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 230,887
Posted By ghyle
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Darkrider, I see that you have a horsie
as your avvie, and so, I figured, of coursie,
I would love to say if you need some hay
that I wouldn't be one to ever say "Neigh!"

welcome, and may you...
Forum: Where in the World? Nov 25 2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,439
Posted By ghyle
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 25 2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007
Posted By ghyle
Re: Robert E. Howard

a fair number have written Conan stories, but those are largely in the public domain now. The situation is complicated, and many prefer only the REH stories, myself included, in authoratative texts...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 24 2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007
Posted By ghyle
Re: Robert E. Howard

the books are going to my working library, the books I am keeping because I'll be using them to write about the authors.
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Nov 23 2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007
Posted By ghyle
Robert E. Howard

I'm so excited!

A friend needed money badly, and so decided to sell most of his Robert E. Howard collection. I'm talking like 50 books plus, many rare.

I managed to secure myself $400 worth of...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 21 2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 230,887
Posted By ghyle
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Welcome, Flora, to our flight
of dragons lighting up the night
with a buzzing neon glow
never seen by those below.

When it's windy, you will find
trees that dance from mind to mind
like the...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 17 2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 230,887
Posted By ghyle
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Dear Nelliell,

be not afraid, for we shan't bite,
as we shan't smite, or punch, or bite
if it be day or if it be night,

but you are always welcome, here,
to put your feet up, ease your fear,...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Nov 16 2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,397
Posted By ghyle
Re: 2009: Nanowrimo

Update: 32 053 words and counting!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 11 2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,812
Posted By ghyle
Re: Zombie Dragonriders!

I suspect that I will! :bouncy:
Forum: Exhibit Hall Nov 11 2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
Posted By ghyle
Re: *Is a bad Plat*

He is beautiful! Yes he is!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 10 2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,812
Posted By ghyle
Re: Zombie Dragonriders!

Good choice, Edi: he's also one of my heroes; btw: what's the book you're reading like? Should I (and I expect that I will have to) read it?
Forum: Exhibit Hall Nov 10 2009, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By ghyle
"A Roundel from Facility"

It's beauty we roundels refine
...until we seek beauty's refrain
...and fade the fields of sorrow's pain
with every passing line.

We could ignore, if we incline,
...but what will be our final...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 8 2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 230,887
Posted By ghyle
Re: Say Hello and Be Welcomed to the Library Café on MoM!

Hello, WeyrSparrow and welcome today,
may you have lots of fun on the board, if I may
be so bold (if I may) that you may, if you wish,
jump right in--with a splash, and a splosh and a splish!
Forum: Exhibit Hall Nov 7 2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,397
Posted By ghyle
Re: 2009: Nanowrimo

I'm taking a break for tonight: 20 008 words at the moment, with 3000 planned for Sunday night, and 7000 for Monday night. I want to hit 30 grand in two days, meaning that I will have hit a third of...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Nov 7 2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,397
Posted By ghyle
2009: Nanowrimo

Who else is Nanoing this year? I am currently on 18 030 words, and counting, and I am hoping to get another 2 grand done tonight before The Bill.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Nov 6 2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,157
Posted By ghyle
Re: For the trekies

a short review online (http://www.buried.com/fictionreviews/encyclopedia-shatnerica-the-1998/62/)
Forum: Craft Techniques and Processes Oct 31 2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,745
Posted By ghyle
Re: Coming Up With Titles That Don't Suck

Actually, no: his prose varies, with a strong streak of the fantastic in his earlier work. I have yet to read his latest novel, though.
Forum: Café Archives Oct 31 2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,737
Posted By ghyle
Re: Will the moving never stop!

I hope that you both find the perfect place for you both in Sweden. All the best with your move! :group:
Forum: Exhibit Hall Oct 30 2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By ghyle
Re: Coiorful plant

thanks, Sokar! *waves hello*
Forum: Exhibit Hall Oct 30 2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By ghyle
Re: Newest Menagerie addition!

She's beautiful, and such a glossy colour too!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 29 2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,812
Posted By ghyle
Re: Zombie Dragonriders!

Well, for one thing, you have an expanded vocabulary (ie. you say more than "Braaiiinnnsss"), and you've only occasionally tried to gnaw on a head, and in all those cases it was on the head of a beer...
Forum: Craft Techniques and Processes Oct 29 2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,745
Posted By ghyle
Re: Coming Up With Titles That Don't Suck

interesting idea, one which would suit a study of David's poetry alone, however I will be covering both his fiction and his poetry, so I have to take into account both. Kind of like referencing...
Forum: Craft Techniques and Processes Oct 29 2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,745
Posted By ghyle
Re: Coming Up With Titles That Don't Suck

I understand what you mean. With many series it is relatively easy: the author's name suffices, but this will be an independent book, the one that I shall write.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Oct 29 2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,064
Posted By ghyle
query

Since I own the copyright, how possible would it be to either reprint or link to book reviews that go up on the AustralianReader website from here?

There are quite a few books that I think would...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 29 2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,812
Posted By ghyle
Re: Zombie Dragonriders!

Besides which, you have yet to be zombified.
Forum: Craft Techniques and Processes Oct 29 2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,745
Posted By ghyle
Re: Coming Up With Titles That Don't Suck

How about nonfiction titles? I'm embarking on a career of critical writing about Australian writing, and I would love to hear your thoughts about good ideas for titles that would suit nonfiction. For...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 29 2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,812
Posted By ghyle
Re: Zombie Dragonriders!

From memory, didn't Franklin start out as a publisher or printer? That would be a good start, after all, no?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 28 2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,812
Posted By ghyle
Re: Zombie Dragonriders!

Maggie could be a good candidate for a non-canon hatching, wherever there would be an Iron Dragon for the Iron Lady ;)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 28 2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,812
Posted By ghyle
Zombie Dragonriders!

Well, not quite literally, but who would have made a good dragon-rider from those many notables (and not-quite-so) who have lived and passed on to the great green disco in the sky? Would J. Edgar...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Oct 27 2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Verse: Melia
Views: 1,758
Posted By ghyle
Melia

"Melia"

In the leaves of my ash is the breath of the wind,
...and I sing with it, sing of my love
who had courted me, lain with me, seldom had sinned
...in the eyes of the Lady of Love.

Yet...
Forum: Craft Techniques and Processes Oct 27 2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,745
Posted By ghyle
Re: Coming Up With Titles That Don't Suck

Has anyone considered looking at quotation titles, which are rather popular as it happens. A particular one that I love, as a title and as a book, is Golding's Darkness Visible -- from Milton as it...
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