|Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 11:26 am: |
So who is David F.V. Lewis?
Yes, as you can see from the above link, David F. V. Lewis has written "Weirdmonger: The Nemonicon", "Asylum: Violent Ward", "Guide to Cytochromes P450: Structure & Function", "Drugs, Diet and Disease: Volume 1, Mechanistic Approaches to Cancer" (where he is editor) and the *very* expensive
"Cytochromes P450: Structure, Function and Mechanism (Taylor & Francis Series in Pharmaceutical Sciences)".
Actually, having recently re-read his "Weirdmonger" (as well as his "Asylum: Violent Ward"), I see this work - in contrast to his valuable pharmaceutical textbooks - as being fictional treatments using fiction very much as a trial magic cure of many bodily complications without the use of pharmaceuticals.
And not only that - his 'Weirdmonger' book has turned green (with slightly askew design) in contrast to the version at Shocklines:
It is indeed uncanny to be put in this position - much of my work is about loss of identity and its repercussions - now this happens!
“What nonsense, you know exactly who you are,” she said, smiling. “Stop looking for evidence that you’re someone else.” From Tamar Yellin’s Collection ‘Kafka in Brontëland’ (2006)
|Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 10:41 am: |
David F.V. Lewis is still shown as the author of Weirdmonger on Amazon.com.
|Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 01:56 am: |
The Inconstant Gardener?
|Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 12:16 am: |
I deny completely that the following passage from Stefan Grabinski's 'The Area' (1918-1922) is in any way a SF story with predictive qualities!
‘Yes, yes,’ the heads of the literati sadly nodded, ‘he wrote too much too soon…’ […] Wrzesmian wasn't too popular. The works of this strange man, saturated with rampant fantasy and imbued with strong individualism, gave a most unfavourable impression by inverting accepted aesthetic-literary theories and by mocking established pseudo-truths. His output was eventually acknowledged as the product of a sick imagination, the bizarre work of an eccentric, maybe even a madman. Wrzesmian was an inconvenience for a variety of reasons and he disturbed unnecessarily, stirring peaceful waters. Thus his premature eclipse was received with a secret sigh of relief.
As translated by Miroslaw Lipinski.
I've not read Grabinski before now. A friend recently sent me a copy of 'The Dark Domain' (Dedalus) to read.
|Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 07:42 am: |
Pleased to report that I've become myself again!
|Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 01:14 am: |
An obituary of DF Lewis: