If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!finally finished Bradley’s Mists of Avalone: it is a great sword and sorcery soap-opera with a plot glitch threequarters of the way through, that nearly derails it, but… on the last page there is this super sentiment: “I did [...]
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My father, Ted Allan, wrote Lies My Father Told Me as a short story and a film. He asked me to novelize it, and the book was published in 1975 by Signet/ New American Library.
The full text is posted at Lies My Father Told Me : Norman Allan
Strangely, I can find this page on google [...]
Del lent me Aldous Huxley’s : “Time Must Have an End”… an interesting book…
in it Bruno says: “Remorse is pride’s ersatz for repentance, the ego’s excuse for not accepting God’s forgiveness. The condition of being forgiven is self-abandonment. The proud man prefers self-reproach, however painful , because the reproached self isn’t abandoned, [...]
Back in 1975 my father, Ted Allan, gave me his script for the movie, Lies My Father told Me, and asked me if I thought I could novelise it. I did, and I did (and I’ll tell you more, if you ask).
While it was in print, it was taught in high school English courses!
Now, out [...]
The Ten Best Science Fiction Books of All Time! *
The ten best science fiction books of all time include: -
The Crysalids by John Wyndham The last quarter of the Crysalids turns into a car chase, but eh first 3/4s is so good that I still rank it as one of the very best.
The Dreaming Jewels [...]
My father used to say that Norman Bethune was the most exciting person that he every new (as an introduction to discussing Bethune). My father, Ted Allan, was the most exciting person that I ever knew…
I have posted 13 chapters of a (20 chapter) biography… and more are coming.
The first chapter, (The Pen as Sword: