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How Do You Get to Arrakis?
The Dictionary of Science Fiction Places reviewed. [08-09-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Off the Bookshelf
"flatnessisgod" by Ryan McGinness. "No Shame in My Game" by Katherine S. Newman. "In September, the Light Changes" by Andrew Holleran. "Feel This Book" by Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo. [08-02-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Haranguing the Hugos
This year's Hugo nominees -- supposedly the cream of the speculative fiction crop -- fall short of expectations. [08-02-99]
— Adrienne Martini, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Book Reviews
"30: Pieces of a Novel" by Stephen Dixon. "Shy Girl" by Elizabeth Stark. "Woman Who Glows in the Dark" by Elena Avila. "National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide" by Mark Harvey. [08-02-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Off the Bookshelf
"The Wedding Jester" by Steve Stern. "A Community of Writers" edited by Robert Dana. "The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing" by Melissa Bank. "Police and Thieves" by Peter Plate. [07-26-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Future Near, Future Dear
Bruce Sterling is up to his old tricks in his new collection of short stories, A Good Old-fashioned Future. [07-26-99]
— Clay Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Off the Bookshelf
"Eyes Wide Open: A Memoir of Stanley Kubrick" by Frederic Raphael. "Rebels in White Gloves" by Miriam Horn. "Other People's Dirt" by Louise Rafkin. "Just Desserts" by Jerry Oppenheimer. [07-19-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Marcel Duchamp's X-Ray Specs
Why did University of Texas art historian Linda Dalrymple Henderson spend nine years investigating the work of artist and arch-trickster Marcel Duchamp? [07-19-99]
— Sid Moody, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Book Reviews
"Essential Saltes: An Experiment" by Don Webb. "True at First Light: A Fictional Memoir" by Ernest Hemingway. [07-19-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Off the Bookshelf
"Poachers" by Tom Franklin. "Interior With Sudden Joy" by Brenda Shaughnessy. "The Alfred Hitchcock Triviography and Quiz Book" by Kathleen Kaska. [07-12-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Country of Exiles?
"Country of Exiles" by William Leach. "Home Town" by Tracy Kidder. "A Rock and a Hard Place" by Darryl Wimberley. "Why Not Me?" by Al Franken. [07-12-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Off the Bookshelf
"Ultimate Sports Lists" by Mike Meserole. "Barney's Version" by Mordecai Richler. "Run Catch Kiss" by Amy Sohn. "Plays Well With Others" by Allan Gurganus. [07-05-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Ms. Write
Since Carolyn Banks crosses genres both across and within works, why does she offer advice to new authors to "find a channel and stick with it"? [07-05-99]
— Jessica Berthold, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Book Reviews
"The Onassis Women: An Eyewitness Account" by Kiki Feroudi Moutsatsos. "Maria Callas: Sacred Monster" by Stelios Galatopoulos. [07-05-99]
— Stephen Macmillan Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Author Literatus
Steven Saylor sets his novels in ancient Rome, but has quite a few modern ideas about the state of the author in the contemporary publishing climate. [07-05-99]
— Clay Smith, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Off the Bookshelf
"I Know This Much Is True" by Wally Lamb. "Wandering Time" by Luis Alberto Urrea. "Race Rules" by Michael Eric Dyson. "Wanting a Child." [06-28-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

And Then Some
More dissections of summer reading. [06-28-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Off the Bookshelf
"Nude in Tub" by G.K. Wuori. "The Fuck-Up" by Arthur Nersesian. "Jacob's Hands" by Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood. "On the Loose" by Melissa Roth. [06-21-99]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

A Joycean Riff of Race
Why Ellison never published his long-awaited second novel during his lifetime, and what that novel is like now that it's been published posthumously. [06-21-99]
— Mark Busby, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Postmodern P.I.
Hard-boiled detective writer Dennis Lehane talks about why it's easy to believe his protagonist Patrick Kenzie, unlike all those other brooding postmodern Marlowes. [06-14-99]
— Jesse Sublett, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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