Sunday, July 19, 2009

Buranda State School Fete and Science Fiction Sunday

I had a fun day at the Buranda State School Fete, talking about writing and books, with school kids and parents, and hanging out with Louise Cusack and Meg Vann - it was great to get to know them a little better.

Thanks to Anthony Brown for organising the whole thing. It's a fantastic school, and I managed to pick up a swag of really cool secondhand books at one of the stalls. I now have a very well -loved copy of T.H. White's Once and Future King, a book I've always wanted to read but have never gotten around to, and an equally loved copy of Ray Bradbury's S is for Spaceship. I ended up with six books in various states of belovedness, and now have two thirds of LOTR with cool covers from the seventies (yeah, it's a weakness, like buying copies of the Ballantine edition of Lud-in-the-Mist whenever I find it*)

*Talking of which we'll be discussing Hope Mirlees' classic novel in an upcoming SF Sunday at Avid Reader. We're** doing a lot of cool stuff with SF Sunday, our next meeting's in a couple of weeks where we'll be discussing psychedelic fiction and then reading Michael Moorcock's classic Behold the Man.

**that being the hyper organised much less flighty and given to rambling Paul Landymore

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