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In the Shadow of the Towers compiles approximately twenty works of speculative fiction responding to and encouraged by way of the occasions of 9-11, from writers looking to confront, rebuild, and stick with it, even within the face of overwhelming emotion.

Writer and editor Douglas Lain provides a thought-provoking anthology that includes various award-winning and best-selling authors, from Jeff VanderMeer (Annihilation) and Cory Doctorow (Little Brother) to Susan Palwick (Flying in Place) and James Morrow (Towing Jehovah). referring to issues as wide-ranging as politics, morality, or even heartfelt nostalgia, today's speculative fiction writers end up that the rubric of the wonderful deals an incomparable view into how we reply to tragedy.

Each contributor, in his or her personal approach, contemplates a similar query: How will we proceed dreaming within the shadow of the towers?

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Then a book was still a Book, Where a wistful man might look, Finding something through the whole Beating—like a human soul. In that growth of day by day, When to labour was to pray, Surely something vital passed To the patient page at last; Something that one still perceives Vaguely present in the leaves! Something from the worker lent; Something mute—but eloquent ! Austin Dobson. A BOOKISH BALLAD. ) I have a goodly library, but oft they disappear, Those cherished volumes which I hold so very,—very dear.

Now-a-days we are apt to forget either salutation; yet the thrill of pleasure an old favourite or a much-longed-for new book inspires, at times bursts into song. Your lover has a habit of dropping into rhyme in a way which oftentimes, to be quite honest, does more credit to his devotion than to his culture; even with a facile writer bathos waits nearer than pathos. The few eternal verities come with fatal ease; and, vivid as they may be to the rhymer, fall somewhat tamely on a listener's ear. Therefore it would be rash to declare that all poems about books are worthy of their subject.

Imperishable they had stood! They did not seem like books to him. But Heroes, Martyrs, Saints—themselves The things they told of, not mere books Ranged grimly on the oaken shelves. To those dim alcoves, far withdrawn. He turned with measured steps and slow, Trimming his lantern as he went; And there, among the shadows, bent Above one ponderous folio, With whose miraculous text were blent Seraphic faces: Angels, crowned With rings of melting amethyst; Mute, patient Martyrs, cruelly bound To blazing fagots; here and there, Some bold, serene Evangelist, Or Mary in her sunny hair; And here and there from out the words A brilliant tropic bird took flight; And through the margins many a vine Went wandering—roses, red and white.

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