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"mary norton" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

11:14 min | 1 year ago

"mary norton" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"Welcome to another episode of the world shapers. I talked to science fiction and fantasy authors about their creative process. <hes> my name is edward well i hi i am your genial. I hope host and i'm also a science fiction and fantasy author and in fact is a special week for me because <hes> this is going live on september eighth in september tenth tuesday <hes> my latest novel master of the world my tenth novel for new york's daw books comes out. It's book to in my world-shapers series from which this podcast also takes its name book. One world shaper came out last september in trade paperback and the mass market paperback just came out in august so it's out there on the shelves for you to find as well <hes> the series takes place in what i call the labyrinth these are worlds serve a maze of interconnected worlds. All of these were shaped by someone who lives within the shapers and <hes> so they can be anything. It's very much like the authors that i interview on this program living inside their own worlds in the first book <hes> shana keys my main character discovered that she was a shaper which she had forgotten but she had to flee her shaped world which was very much like ours ars but not quite because an adversary enemy had appeared who's trying to basically take over the labyrinth and eventually snuff out all of these shaped worlds in order to get to <hes> ige rare. Who's the mysterious woman at the center of elaborate. <hes> carl yasser shows up in <hes> shawna's world in the first book and tells you what's going on and guides her out of her world old and also says that she has the power to gather the knowledge of all these shaped world many she can get to and take them to share in the hopes of saving them and the labyrinth auburn from the adversary so that's kind of the overarching question the book so each book will take place in a very different kind of a world and book to actually takes place in as you might guess from the title a world world that is inspired by jules verne. The shaper of this world really liked jules verne so it's full of airships submarines and all sorts of great things like that. It's had a good good reduced so far from publishers weekly book list and and others are starting to pop up and i hope you'll check it out. It's available now in mass market sorry in and trade paperback audiobook and e book formats. You can find it three or favorite online bookshop. Hopefully in your physical bookstore close to you or you can order direct trek from me if you like <hes> through my online store edward willett shop dot com if you want to get an autograph copy. That's the best way to do that the other thing that i want to mention because this is <hes> going out on september the eighth is that next saturday september the fourteenth at eleven fifty nine eastern daylight time. PM is the deadline for voting for candidates aurora awards. These are the awards that are given out annually by the canadian science fiction fantasy association they are <hes> voted on by fans and they're for the best canadian science fiction and fantasy and i'm very honored that this year the world shapers podcast is up furniture. Aurora award in the category of best fan related work <hes> if you go over to pre aurore awards dot c. a. p. r. i. X a u. R. r. a. w. a. r. d. s. dot. CA prix aurora awards dot CA you can join for a mere ten dollars canadian science fiction fatty so fat association in which gives you the right to vote for this year's auroras and access the voters package. You only have a week <hes>. If you're hearing this other day it comes out and if it's after september the eighth and i'm afraid you're <hes> too late this time around but you can still join and nominate in vote next year provided of course that you are a canadian citizen or or resident <hes> the other thing that i wanted to mention. Is that <hes>. I'm starting a term as the writer in residence at the saskatoon public library this this coming week. It's a very busy week for me if you are listening to this in saskatoon are environs. Please come see me. If you have questions about writing like me to help you through providing or answer questions you might have about publishing you can contact me through the saskatoon <hes> public library okay so i think that's it for all the stuff talk about myself this time so let's get onto this week's guest john kessel john kessels most recent book is the twentieth novel oh pride and prometheus. He's the author of the earlier novels. The moon entity other good news from outer space and corrupting dr nice ad in collaboration with james patrick kelly freedom beach is short story collections are meeting in infinity a new york times notable book the pure product and the bow plan for financial independence kessel stories have twice received nebula award given by the science fiction and fantasy writers of america in addition to the theater theodore sturgeon memorial award the locus poll and the james tip tree junior award award is play faust feathers on the paul green playwright prize and his story a clean escape was adapted as an episode of the ABC TV series masters of science fiction in two thousand nine his story pride and permit ious on which the novel is based received both the nebula award and the shirley jackson award with jim kelly he has edited five anthologies of stories revisiting contemporary short SF most recently digital rapture the singularity anthology born in buffalo new york <hes> john holds a b a in physics physics and english and a PHD in american literature he helped found and served as the first director of the MFA program in creative writing at north carolina state university where he has taught since nineteen eighty two and he and his wife the novelist <unk> an fowler live in work in raleigh north carolina so welcome to the world shapers john. Thank thank you glad to be here now. We've never met in person but <hes> the the way you ended up on this show. I've been aware of your time with your record. It's you know and being the field but <hes> i've never run across you at a convention or anything like that but christopher rocky. Oh who was a guest on the program <hes> the while ago was one of your students and he you mentioned your name and i you know i should have a month well. I'm glad you had him on. <hes> you know for seems to be well launched now with his his first now. I guess the second novel in that series is coming out. Is that right yeah. Just just came out doing very well then. He's a fellow daw books author so i met him. I'd met him at a dod inner world con- last year so that's made that connection so it's and this field you you know you sort of you know somebody and then they know somebody everybody's connected even though it's much bigger than it was when i started it's still a fairly small pond and you will run into people and everyone eventually knows everyone else. In some connection well we'll sparked the way i always start which is by taking you back into the mississippi time find out how you became interested in science science fiction fantasy and specifically in writing to most of us. It starts with reading kids is is that how it worked out for you pretty much. Yes i was reading science fiction and fantasy in really from seems like from the beginning. I cannot remember the first book i ever read that was science fiction. <hes> there were <hes> children's books are now is born a long time ago four nineteen fifty so so we're talking in the late fifties early sixties i was i was i definitely already hooked on science fiction fantasy. I liked fairy tales an awful lot. I i somehow you know went to. I went to the library and got <hes> books from the science fiction section of the library and back then they had a number of publishers had severely serious attempts to write <hes> published waie science nine six and robert heinlein wrote a series of juvenile novels that i really snapped up and also andrew norton who was <hes> alice mary norton morton rhoda a whole series of why a science fiction novel said i loved it was quite a shock to me when i discovered that andre norton was a woman <hes> <hes> was years later and then and then around think was nineteen sixty three eggs action of pretty much exactly what it was i was at my grandfather's house on sunday and i had my library book there and finish it and had nothing else to read and i was bored and i asked if i could go down around the block us is in buffalo new york <hes> to see if i could buy some comic books and they said okay and so i walked down to this delicatessen cosentino delicatessen contests and they had comic books but they also had science fiction magazines which i had never seen and i knew they existed but i had never seen one and immediately i bought my first science fiction magazines and then i was well and truly hooked pretty much ahead subscriptions to galaxy and fantasy and science fiction and analog <hes> <hes> starting in the early sixties so i was. I was really much a pretty much a science fiction nerd from day one so it's interesting because i'm a little bit younger than you. I was born in fifty nine right but that's exactly my list of books that got me into the interested in it is high mine and andre norton is somehow i knew andre norton a woman i don't know i don't remember ever being surprised to find it out so i must have read a bio or something of her early on it became much more public knowledge by the late sixties but up until the mid sixty s. I think <hes> you know basically kept her. Her identity <hes> coast to coast of the best. There was james tip tree junior. I was surprised if i it yes me too really yeah well. By the time i was reading it would have been the late sixties so that's probably why i i knew from the beginning but that's sort of the same list of things that i had <hes> became interested in as well. So when did you start trying your hand at writing. Well you know i often tell <hes> <hes> students in my writing students that one of the seven warning signs that you might become a writer is that you are writing fiction which is not on command by your english teacher before the tan and indeed i was writing a a <unk> stories in and and i and i actually made a little magazine i would compel my my friends to write them and i would illustrate stories myself alf probably maybe i was eleven or twelve and and <hes> so i was i was trying to do that and i remember there was a contest in fantasy science fiction in the mid sixties <hes> that asked for a submission i submitted a an entry there and i got my first rejection slip and i still have it <hes> and so i was edit pretty early i was you know in my early teens when i i submitted my i. I didn't ever submit another story until i was in college but <hes> you know i i really i knew that there was the possibility of an ordinary ordinary person writing stories and sending off it was really quite a i was felt empowered by the fact that they had sent me a rejection slip the the idea that i you know i'm john kessel kid from buffalo new york could write a story and send it into the magazine and they would read it and say no but they would send me.

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"mary norton" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"mary norton" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Straight up pistons, well, they were everybody was congregational or what we think of as congregation since it was a theocracy back van in order to be a part of decision making and government, you had to be a member of the government was kind of a theocracy. Yes, it definitely was. And so back, then I church had this policy that only those with genuine certified conversion experiences. You know what we call today born? Again, we're allowed to be baptized. And so as families developed in this new Boston town, they naturally wanted their children, their babies their children to be baptized, but I had this policy. No, they couldn't be baptized until they had a conversion experience, that was certified by whatever church body. So as a result. A lot of families found that their meme their children were not being baptized. So when you say I churches in the building, or the people that the first recognized church in Boston was called first church, both the building, and the people, both the building and okay. And then, you know, second church came out of a natural expansion to the north. We know it now as old north church. But it they've since merged and moved and so forth. The second church to just was there Davidson opinion. It was that was pure expansion. Okay. They needed space. Seconds, richest means another. Yes, but that's how they were called I hurt a second church. And then when twenty eight dissenters from first church argued that no, we should be able to baptize children. And so. They petitioned first church to be released to create their own church that would allow that to them of their children as though there was a two groups now. Didn't all? At that point, they stuck with the you need the avid transformative experience people said yet, don't so there's this these two belief systems operating simultaneously. Well, I wouldn't say simultaneously because at this point. The twenty eight who were considered the centers were basically, ostracized. They were said, you, you know, if you don't agree with us you we're not gonna let you go. And, and you can't. So basically you can't leave and we don't buy, which so forget about it. Okay. When these dissenters part of the move to go to the third. Church. They petitioned there were actually to church councils in which they petitioned to be released to form a new church that would be based on this new ability to baptize children and the first two councils said, no they kept petitioning, it finally went to a council at the magistrates being theocracy this civil magistrates also had to approve a new church. And finally, they agreed by vote of eight to six with the governor being against it to allow this thirteen to form of these twenty eight to centers who, by the way at that point, where all men had to be pretty expensive. I mean, look at the thing who paid for it who paid for what the jerked. Well, are you talking about the back bay church or the back bay act? The back bay church by that point. What became old south church? It was I called south church. And then when another church became established in the south part of what was considered Boston than than we became old, south church, and then in eighteen seventy five when the church moved to the back bay, we were for while called the new old south okay who paid. Well, it, it actually the property around the old south meeting house was subdivided. There were stores developed on it. There was eventually an eighteen storey office building, so they collected rents and leases, and there was a group called the old south society that provided much of the financing for the church itself. Who made up the society? Well, that's, that's a tricky question, because because of the way the deed, Mary Norton deed, was written. It was deeded directly to ten of the dissenters, so they became the old society, plus people who were considered puke proprietors back, then you could pay a lease or pay rent to buy acute. Right. And so you by buying pew you became part of the really that in the museum church. Yes, because there are actual boxes little doors. Plaques of names. Yes. Exactly. And many New England churches operated that way where the repu boxes where families.

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"mary norton" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"mary norton" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Now in san rafael it's fifty two it's fifty six at this moment in oakland same for san jose actually fifty six and here in san francisco it is fifty eight degrees good morning the time now is seven forty five it's morning edition from npr news i'm noel king and i'm david greene so the federal government has revealed the questions for the twenty twenty census and for the first time couples living together we'll be asked whether they are in a same sex or opposite sex relationship and pierce hansie lo wong reports on what this change means for the lgbt community since eighteen eighty the us census has asked about how people living together are related but it never had a check box that could fully define one of the most important relationships in wendy bekker's life i got married to mary norton in two thousand and six and before they tied the knot becker remembers having to choose boxes on forms that could never quite describe their longtime relationship like once in a hospital where a woman astor married single divorced widow nice and anderson with the categories mean but i've been with my partner for fifteen years and none of this fits me and i remember being so oh upset when she checked single becker says that's why she's excited to be part of the practice run of the twenty twenty senses that's taking place right now in rhode island's providence county people living there like becker can choose from new relationship categories the rest of the country will see in two years including samesex husband or wife or spouse and same sex unmarried partner it really normalizes our experience on an american government form so that everybody looking at it and everybody filling it out sees that we exist groups often don't count until they are counted as gary gates formerly the research director at the williams institute ucla and.

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"mary norton" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"mary norton" Discussed on KQED Radio

"In the seventies and eighties some current temperatures right now in walnut creek it is fifty two it's fifty degrees in napa right now quite a bit warmer in oakland it's fifty eight sacramento the current temperature is fifty four degrees twenty eight in yes south lake tahoe not in the bay area and right now the temperature in san francisco is fifty eight degrees this is public radio good morning it's five forty five it's morning edition from npr news i'm noel king and i'm david greene so the federal government has revealed the questions for the twenty twenty census and for the first time couples living together we'll be asked whether they are in a same sex or opposite sex relationship and paris hansie lo wong reports on what change means for the lgbt community since eighteen eighty the us census has asked about how people living together are related but it never had a check box that could fully define one of the most important relationships in wendy bekker's life i got married to mary norton in two thousand and six and before they tied the knot becker remembers having to choose boxes on forms that could never quite describe their longtime relationship like once in a hospital where a woman astor married single divorced widow nice said anderson with the categories mean but i've been with my partner for fifteen years and none of this fits me and i remember being so upset when she checked single becker says that's why she's excited to be part of the practice run of the twenty twenty senses that's taking place right now in rhode island's providence county people living there like becker can choose from new relationship categories the rest of the country will see in two years including samesex husband or wife or spouse and same sex unmarried partner nate really normalizes our experience on an american government form so that everybody looking at it and everybody filling it out sees that we exist groups often don't count until they are counted this is gary gates formerly the research director at the williams institute at ucla and.

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"mary norton" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7

SuperTalk WTN 99.7

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"mary norton" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7

"Is this live i mean for all intents and purposes if it's going bubba about that so that's a machinegun yeah yeah you're right i mean i i have a hundred route is it a matter about three that it will there you go i think that's what they were trying to prevent when they passed the 19th 34 law and this is where they were trying to do something about all the tommy guns around there during prohibition from the gangsters right right well there here is an cart in many ways i think up i edit what it all i read it claimed out but it adequately why it wheat lucrative change anything inside a weapon all the change on your it out without shoulder new murray will i appreciate that very much listless get dalton in the adult and wants to chime adult in our area and five opec taking my call sure uh i think a couple things real quick i have to agree with you on the video of the guy at the protest but i would think it doesn't matter what you right bank if you're an approach i would think somebody aera fellowprotester somebody observing that would know could make a determination not seeing let me begging of people don't know you're talking about whether this padded guy was with the guy in the pink habit this anti trump really run right right it doesn't look like in to me because i am no expert on that either but you're right somebody would be able to idea right and i would think that would be out alcoholic to say that there is some anti abortion if wake up right now and uh we'll pick and sharon with the death five i can go with that light the all these democrats that are hourn for gun could go just talking to here number he compared to the number of abortions in the country and woman i don't i don't say nouvel stepping up to the plate tehran are no let's do something about this new they don't seem to the least picked inserted above those legs dillon no that's all mary norton brigita uber much all right up low break at the bottom of the hour we'll get back to more of your phone calls in just a sec what he was referring to and we don't have a link to this although i do have this list.

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