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This morning’s skylines. Area X’s Crawler now working nearer the pier. Jeff VanderMeer just won the Nebula Award for ‘Annihilation’. Hooray!

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My fishtail groyne (the one opposite where I live) is growing apace. Two more of this morning’s skylines. The other pic is close to the groyne where its rocks were earlier delivered from Norway.

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Following my earlier success with jolly seasidery, here is some more from this morning’s photos.

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From Robert Aickman’s SOME NOTES ON DELIUS article, unpublished until May 2015:
“As there is no intrinsic virtue in denigration, the critic who resorts to it, should be required to pass a test of qualification and sensitivity, at least twice as stringent as that imposed upon a critic who loves. Normally, love is not blind but clairvoyant.” – Robert Aickman


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AREA X: The Southern Reach Trilogy

vandAREA X – Jeff VanderMeer <<< My Dreamcatcher Review

This will not be the only place that you will learn about this incredible book. Likely to be major cinema film soon. A classic of a unique genre beyond science fiction, a genre yet to be named.

I hope my review linked above gives a thought-provoking slant on this book, as well as some of my personal references regarding Big Hawler, the two lighthouses of Whitby harbour, the nemonymisation of names, the room where I read this book, the Monkey’s Elbow musical group, and a final synergy that I find with Reggie Oliver’s ‘Flowers of the Sea’, and much more.

Note: I deliberately left reading and reviewing this work until the three separate parts published earlier (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance) were published in one volume. In hindsight, I was right and, as I hope I have shown in the review, this is the only way!

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