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  • Apple Fires New Hire Who Wrote "Women Are Full of (bleep) In His Book About Feminist Women In The Workplace

    05/13/2021 9:12:31 AM PDT · by setter · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5-13-21 | Rachel Sharp
    Apple confirmed Wednesday that Antonio García Martínez is no longer with the company, saying it is committed to creating 'an inclusive, welcoming workplace' García Martínez joined Apple in April as a product engineer in its ad business A group of 2,000 Apple employees signed a petition Wednesday demanding an investigation into the decision to hire him The group took issue with comments made in his 2016 tell-all book Chaos Monkeys which they deemed sexist and racist
  • John le Carré, Best-Selling Author of Cold War Thrillers, Is Dead at 89

    12/13/2020 2:38:30 PM PST · by Borges · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/13/20 | Sarah Lyall
    LONDON — John le Carré, whose exquisitely nuanced, intricately plotted Cold War thrillers elevated the spy novel to high art by presenting both Western and Soviet spies as morally compromised cogs in a rotten system full of treachery, betrayal and personal tragedy, died on Saturday in Cornwall, England. He was 89.
  • An Interview with Author Jeffrey Fortney

    10/02/2020 2:40:08 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 1 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 10/02/2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    Tamara Wilhite: Your “Arizona State Guard” series is set in the not-to-distant future, though I’m not sure I would call it science fiction. How would you describe it? Jeff Fortney: The “Arizona State Guard” series starts out in the same universe as “Chaos on Terra-Prime” following the same event that leads to a Second American Civil War. These are folks who DON’T go to Terra-Bravo, who remain behind to fight for their families and country. This series is very definitely military/action/adventure. The closest I get to science fiction with this series is one character from the “Terra-Bravo” series has a...
  • Freeper authors and writers?

    09/27/2020 3:45:47 AM PDT · by JudgemAll · 95 replies
    self ^ | 9 27 2020 | self
    I was wondering if there was a place where one can find the freepers who wrote books and what they are. Also would be nice to have a writer's section to discuss ideas and help publish and spread each others' works. This could be expanded to other work of arts such as drawing, music or video creations or reports.
  • An Author Interview with Moira Greyland Peat by Tamara Wilhite

    09/24/2020 9:25:53 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 4 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 07/29/2019 | Tamara Wilhite
    The daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley discusses “The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon”
  • An Interview with J.P. Redding

    08/16/2020 6:31:03 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 3 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 08/07/2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    Ihad the opportunity to interview author J.P. Redding (a pseudonym) shortly after his first book “Off Grid” came out. Initially, I thought it was a survivalist book. The subtitle “Is there anywhere to hide from the surveillance state?” suggested that. It turns out that it is a science fiction book, as well.
  • Flannery O’Connor Was Not a Racist

    07/30/2020 10:49:33 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 7 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 7-30-2020 | Lorraine V. Murray
    Flannery O’Connor Was Not a Racist Lorraine V. Murray THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020 Note: Many readers were moved by Professor Smith’s column yesterday about the hypocrisy in Loyola University Maryland’s removal of Flannery O’Connor’s name from a dormitory because of vague charges of “racism.” We thought readers would also benefit from today’s exploration of O’Connor’s actual views about race. – Robert Royal Flannery O’Connor is the latest cultural figure to be canceled. The very title of Paul Elie’s recent article in The New Yorker, “How Racist Was Flannery O’Connor?” assumes her guilt. Jumping upon the cancellation bandwagon, the Jesuit president...
  • An Author Interview with Moira Greyland Peat by Tamara Wilhite

    07/31/2019 4:11:18 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 17 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | July 29th, 2019 | Tamara Wilhite
    “The Last Closet” was written by Moira Greyland. She’s the daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of “The Mists of Avalon” and Walter Breen. It is Marion Bradley’s book from which the book title is drawn. “The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon” is equal parts autobiography and true-crime thriller with a tragic sprinkling of the history of science fiction fandom mixed in.
  • Family reveals American vanished in Afghanistan two years ago

    01/05/2017 3:17:32 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | January 5, 2017 | By Peter Bergen
    (CNN)Some time in May 2014, Paul Overby, an American writer in his 70's, disappeared as he was traveling between Khost in Afghanistan and North Waziristan in Pakistan -- a region rife with the Taliban and terror groups such as al Qaeda. He has not been heard from since. On Wednesday, his wife went public for the first time with his disappearance, providing a statement to CNN and other media outlets. . . Overby's wife, who asked not to be identified by name, last heard from her husband on May 16, 2014, as he was preparing to cross the border into...
  • "little House" author removed from book award over racist language

    06/25/2018 11:51:04 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25th June 2018 | BBC News
    The US Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has removed Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from one of its awards over racist views and language. The association had received complaints for years over the Little House on the Prairie author's "anti-Native and anti-Black sentiments in her work". The ALSC board voted unanimously on Saturday to remove Wilder's name from the children's literature award. The medal will be renamed as the Children's Literature Legacy award. The ALSC, a division of the American Library Association, said Wilder's novels and "expressions of stereotypical attitudes" were "inconsistent with ALSC's core values". Wilder's children's novels...
  • Tom Wolfe, Innovative Nonfiction Writer and Novelist, Dies at 88

    05/15/2018 8:46:57 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 62 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/15/18 | By Deirdre Carmody and William Grimes
    Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattans moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 88.
  • Ben Rhodes launches a shadow National Security Council

    03/01/2018 1:26:53 PM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    So what's Ben Rhodes been up to these days? His unmaskings and leaks are over, he doesn't have Seb Gorka to lie about, and his failures as a national security official have pretty well been exposed. I kid you not: he hasn't been idle. His latest scheme is launching a "shadow" National Security Council, called "National Security Action," co-chairing the operation with Jake Sullivan. Showing that he was always the one running things in the Obama White House, despite his creative writing major, his past career as a failed novelist, and his lack of national security experience, he's herded a...
  • Did Christopher Steele Write His Dossier, or Did a Russian Associate?

    01/25/2018 10:00:36 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/19/2018 | Jack Cashill
    Among the few givens in the unfolding drama of alleged Russia-Trump collusion is that former MI6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele wrote the Donald Trump-Russia dossier, alternately known as the "Steele Dossier." This is the notorious document that purports to detail "Republican candidate Donald Trump's activities in Russia and compromising relationship Among the few givens in the unfolding drama of alleged Russia-Trump collusion is that former MI6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele wrote the Donald Trump-Russia dossier, alternately known as the "Steele Dossier." This is the notorious document that purports to detail "Republican candidate Donald Trump's activities in Russia and compromising relationship...
  • Lawsuit over Islam comments tests boundaries between controversial language and free speech

    06/04/2017 5:37:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Ekathimerini (Greek for "Everyday") ^ | 18.05.2017 | HARRY VAN VERSENDAAL
    In her political writings, Soti Triantafyllou styles herself as a champion of secular Enlightenment values which she sees as being under threat in Europe from intolerant outsiders and the cultural relativism of the multi-culti left. Her enemies denounce her ideas as thinly disguised racism." data-caption="In her political writings, Soti Triantafyllou styles herself as a champion of secular Enlightenment values which she sees as being under threat in Europe from intolerant outsiders and the cultural relativism of the multi-culti left. Her enemies denounce her ideas as thinly disguised racism." In her political writings, Soti Triantafyllou styles herself as a champion...
  • Comic book author suspected of putting child porn on YouTube

    01/07/2017 8:40:15 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    Hearst Newspapers© Copyright 2017 Hearst Communications, Inc ^ | Updated 8:59 pm, Friday, January 6, 2017 | By Michael Bodley
    An accomplished San Francisco comic book and nonfiction author, who has been published in Marvel and a slew of other publications, was arrested on suspicion of possessing more than 600 child pornography files and uploading the graphic videos to YouTube, police said Friday. Gerard Jones, 59, was arrested after a police investigation and ensuing search warrant at his residence in the 600 block of Long Bridge Street in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood turned up a host of electronic devices storing more than 600 images and videos depicting child pornography, police said. The uploaded YouTube videos depicted a child performing...
  • [Vanity Title And No Content From Obituary] Pat Conroy, renowned author has died.

    03/05/2016 5:42:36 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 24 replies
    http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20160304/PC16/160309613
    Pat Conroy, author of best selling novels, Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, has died of cancer. It is confirmed that he did get off the island, but it is unknown whether he took his little buddy with him.
  • Umberto Eco, author of 'The Name of the Rose,' dead at 84

    02/20/2016 8:00:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | February 20, 2016 | Colleen Barry
    Umberto Eco started working a novel that set the world's imagination on fire "prodded by a seminal idea: I felt like poisoning a monk." The Italian author and academic who intrigued, puzzled and delighted readers worldwide with his best-selling medieval thriller, "The Name of the Rose," died at home in Milan on Friday evening after a battle with cancer, according to a family member who asked not to be identified.
  • Author Frederick Forsyth reveals his missions for Britain's MI6

    British thriller writer Frederick Forsyth revealed he had conducted missions for intelligence service MI6 in extracts from his autobiography published Sunday. Forsyth, whose bestsellers include "The Day Of The Jackal", told of how he had assisted Britain's overseas spying agency in the Nigerian region of Biafra, East Germany, Rhodesia and South Africa. While working as a journalist in 1968, he was approached by an MI6 man called "Ronnie" who wanted "an asset deep inside the Biafran enclave" where there was a civil war between 1967 and 1970.
  • The Actor, the Author, and the Real ‘Father Brown’

    06/14/2015 2:06:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 13, 2015 | K. V. Turley
    The priest who was the inspiration for Chesterton's great detective also played a central role in the conversion of Chesterton and many others Crime fiction fans are well aware of G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown and his place in the Pantheon of great detectives. Nevertheless, in contrast with the seemingly endless speculation as to the ‘real Sherlock Holmes’, there has been little such debate about the origin of the priest sleuth. However, a recent book, The Elusive Father Brown (Gracewing, 2010), by Laura Smith, goes some way to rectifying this, detailing as it does the life of the cleric who formed...
  • Harlan Ellison still angry, still writing at 81

    05/30/2015 10:36:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    The Jewish Advocate ^ | May 22, 2015 | Nat Segaloff
    Harlan Ellison is still an angry young man, except he'll be 81 on May 27. He has used this anger, fueled by childhood anti-Semitism, throughout his extraordinary career as a writer of speculative fiction. This year saw the publication of his 116th and 117th (so far) books: The Top of the Volcano, a collection of his awardwinning short stories, and a graphic novelization of his original script for "The City on the Edge of Forever," widely considered the best Star Trek episode ever written. Although Ellison's hundreds of published stories contain a wealth of Jewish characters, his most complex creation...