Tag Archives: fantasy

Diana Wynne Jones

The Merlin Conspiracy, by Diana Wynne Jones: The themes that repeat in DWJ’s fiction—many worlds, time travel, memory—are all present here, but in yet another new and original permutation. I’m always amazed by how many worlds she invents and how no two of them are ever alike. The Merlin Conspiracy isn’t the most evenly structured [...]

Karen Jay Fowler, Terry Pratchett

It’s lonely being in Cambridge during the summer, when your friends are all back home in New York (or other places). Lab work is exciting, even when all I’m doing is pipetting isopropanol back and forth, but once I step outside the CGR building, a crushing sense of being entirely self-contained in my own consciousness, [...]