Summary Book Review The Return of Innocence by Duane Simolke:
Download or read book The Return of Innocence written by Duane Simolke and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2006-03 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this comical and magical novel, a young swordswoman learns that, sometimes, going home is the most dangerous adventure of all!
Download or read book Degranon written by Duane Simolke and published by . This book was released on 2004-06 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revised version of Duane Simolke's science fiction adventure Degranon features more gay characters and a sharper focus on diversity themes. On the planet Valchondria, no illness exists, gay marriage is legal, and everyone is a person of color. However, a group called "the Maintainers" carefully monitors everyone's speech, actions, and weight; the Maintainers also force so-called "colorsighted" people to hide their ability to see in color. The brilliant scientist Taldra loves her twin gay sons and thinks of them as the hope for Valchondria's future, but one of them becomes entangled in the cult of Degranon, while the other becomes stranded on the other side of a doorway through time. Can they find their way home and help Taldra save their world? "A must read." -Joe Wright, reviewer for StoneWall Society (http://www.stonewallsociety.com) "A reminder of the danger of fanaticism." -Mark Kendrick, author of the gay time-travel romance Stealing Some Time "Duane Simolke's latest offering is a fascinating scifi excursion into a world as unique as his singular vision." -Ronald L. Donaghe, author of the series "Common Threads in the Life," which includes Common Sons and The Blind Season DEGRANON is sci-fi that warrants the attention of any serious aficionado, gay or straight, fascinated by alien worlds that mirror our own world. -William Maltese, author of Beyond Machu This is an incredible book about the human condition and how one person striving for the good can, in the end, be a source of change. -Rainbow Reviews
Summary Book Review Holding Me Together by Duane Simolke:
Download or read book Holding Me Together written by Duane Simolke and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2005-08 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first edition of Holding Me Together received a StoneWall Society Pride in the Arts Award. Simolke's publisher, iUniverse, named it an Editor's Choice selection. This revised, second edition begins with an updated version of his multi-part essay "Reactions to Homophobia," followed by poems and short essays on a variety of topics, such as writing, AIDS, religion, violence, family, friendship, and gay relationships. It also includes several new or newly revised works. Many of the poems and essays in this collection also appeared in various magazines and newsletters. Though Holding Me Together focuses heavily on gay themes, it also examines universal themes and will appeal to countless readers. From "Reactions to Homophobia": Treat other people's insecurities as their weakness, not as a reason to hate yourself or remain silent. Try to inform others and get along with others, but never base self-acceptance on whether others accept you. Hateful knee-jerk phrases can stick in your mind, like a worn-out song you never liked in the first place, but you should learn to see yourself as beautiful and wonderful. If others fail to see you that way, consider it their loss.
Summary Book Review The Language of Doctor Who by Jason Barr:
Download or read book The Language of Doctor Who written by Jason Barr and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-05-15 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a richly developed fictional universe, Doctor Who, a wandering survivor of a once-powerful alien civilization, possesses powers beyond human comprehension. He can bend the fabric of time and space with his TARDIS, alter the destiny of worlds, and drive entire species into extinction. The good doctor’s eleven “regenerations” and fifty years’ worth of adventures make him the longest-lived hero in science-fiction television. In The Language of Doctor Who: From Shakespeare to Alien Tongues, Jason Barr and Camille D. G. Mustachio present several essays that use language as an entry point into the character and his universe. Ranging from the original to the rebooted television series—through the adventures of the first eleven Doctors—these essays explore how written and spoken language have been used to define the Doctor’s ever-changing identities, shape his relationships with his many companions, and give him power over his enemies—even the implacable Daleks. Individual essays focus on fairy tales, myths, medical-travel narratives, nursery rhymes, and, of course, Shakespeare. Contributors consider how the Doctor’s companions speak with him through graffiti, how the Doctor himself uses postmodern linguistics to communicate with alien species, and how language both unites and divides fans of classic Who and new Who as they try to converse with each other. Broad in scope, innovative in approach, and informed by a deep affection for the program, TheLanguage of Doctor Who will appeal to scholars of science fiction, television, and language, as well as to fans looking for a new perspective on their favorite Time Lord.