January 1st, 2012

foxfire foxes

First Post

The ever informative FFL tells me that James Joyce's works are now public domain.* This will not be pretty. Given the antics of Joycean otaku over the decades, I shall revel in the inevitable travesties. Mind, I've nothing against Joyce as a writer. (Person is another matter. Do hold on to those private papers, Whoever, and keep them firmly unpublished.) I liked Ulysses, though the chameleon nature of time may have turned it into an unreadable mass, rather as it seems to have done with At Swim-Two-Birds. "Please please don't ever make me have to reread this."

Meanwhile however Nick Mamatas & friends grab the ball and run with it. I'm especially taken with nick_kaufman's The Dead, with Zombies.

*Should I be worried about the creeping dyslexia that turns "...EU copyright law was harmonised to bring it into line with German practice and the period was extended to 70 years" into "hamstrung to bring it into line with German practice"?
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