Excerpts

The genetic molecule is the mirror of the will. Wyrms and how they got to be

I absolutely loved the idea of cross-species and hybrid plant creation ever since I read about it in a book from 1987 from Orson Scott Card called Wyrms. We all know about GMOs and how they are genetically enhanced plants, more resistant to bugs, weather changes and insecticides. Some plants even produce their own insecticide!… Continue reading The genetic molecule is the mirror of the will. Wyrms and how they got to be

Excerpts

What sort of egomaniacal monster are you? A human being * Orson Scott Card – Wyrms Quote

This is the discussion between Patience and the head of her father from Orson Scott Card's 1987 book called Wyrms. She found out that she is the prophecy female destined to make the world or kill it as the destined lover of Unwyrm. When her father died, the king ordered to have truth worms implanted… Continue reading What sort of egomaniacal monster are you? A human being * Orson Scott Card – Wyrms Quote

Poetry

Death, Be Not Proud By John Donne

“Death Be Not Proud” is among the most famous and most beloved poems in English literature. Its popularity lies in its message of hope couched in eloquent, quotable language. Donne’s theme tells the reader that death has no right to be proud, since human beings do not die but live eternally after “one short sleep.”… Continue reading Death, Be Not Proud By John Donne

Book Reviews

Orson Scott Card * Wyrms Sci Fi Book Review (Ender Series)

Whenever I think of a young woman's journey to an uncertain destiny, I usually think of David Palme's Emergence  - especially if the girl is under 15, has the power to take a life and is a master of disguise, diplomacy and martial arts. Patience is the seventh seventh seventh daughter of the space captain who first… Continue reading Orson Scott Card * Wyrms Sci Fi Book Review (Ender Series)

Book Reviews

It had to be you * Susan Elizabeth Philips

Phoebe is a sexy underestimated daughter of a football owner (Chicago Stars). When her father sudden dies she inherits his team. Unfortunately, her father’s “gift” wasn’t given out of kindness. Her father had always seen her as a failure and this opportunity to run the team was a test. She must win the championship or… Continue reading It had to be you * Susan Elizabeth Philips

Dean Koontz

One Door Away from Heaven * Dean Koontz

I couldn't make up anything as weird as what is. In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong contemplates the choices she has made. At twenty-eight, she wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can’t find her way—until a new family settles into the rental… Continue reading One Door Away from Heaven * Dean Koontz

Poetry

Robert Frost * Home Burial Poem

"Home Burial" is one of Robert Frost's longest poems, and it can also be considered one of his most emotionally disturbing ones. "Home Burial," published in 1914, tells the story of a married couple fighting after their baby has died. It's written mostly in dialogue, so it sounds like real people talking. But this is… Continue reading Robert Frost * Home Burial Poem

Dean Koontz

Darkness under the sun * Dean Koontz

Darkness Under the Sun is a short novella that introduces, Alton Turner Blackwood, the brutal killer in his novel What the Night Knows, which was also published in 2010. The novella brings Blackwood to a small town where he terrorizes a teenaged boy. Unwittingly the boy precipitates a ruthless change in Blackwood's murderous compulsion. Although… Continue reading Darkness under the sun * Dean Koontz