Posts Tagged: Arthur C. Clarke

Word of the Day: Vaticinate

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(v.);  to prophesy or foretell the future; from the Latin vati– (“seer”) + -cin-, combining form of canere (“to sing, prophesy”) “Louisiana, Louisiana, They’re tryin’ to wash us away. They’re tryin’ to wash us away.” —Randy Newman, from “Louisiana 1927.” Much has been written on the subject of the human race’s fear of the unknown: […]

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Any Day Now, by Terry Bisson

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“In this universe the night was falling…” So muses Clayton Bewley, the uprooted Kentuckian at the center of Terry Bisson’s latest novel Any Day Now. It’s a line Clay plucks from Arthur C. Clarke, and it underscores the novel’s blend of coming-of-age tropes and sci-fi-influenced alternate 1960s history. As Clay finds himself in worlds beyond […]

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Resident Bohemians: Steve Lewis, The Significant Other

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The last installment of this series, which focused on the artists, writers and filmmakers in residence at the Chelsea Hotel, ends on a piece written by a man who has helped define New York’s nightlife and now designs some of the city’s most talked about venues. If you happen to meet him, you will probably have […]

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