“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Karl Edward Wagner

So... in a moment of killing time today, I was reading through some of the saved stuff in my cloud drive... ending up in my mixed musings/poetry/philosophy file...

Dang, I'd forgotten what this guy could write.

Most people (of those who know him) just know about his Kane novels, or a few of his short stories. But the man also wrote some very good poetry - mixed in with his stories, or just put about here and there.

Maybe it's just the time of year, or my lack of sleep lately, or my own mind - but it struck a chord. A bit dark, a bit mysterious, a bit ... you decide.

I recommend a look if you haven't read them before.

1 comment:

RabidAlien said...

Not much of a poetry fan (there are a few, such as Robert Service, who are fun to read), but may have to check this guy out. Never heard of him before....which isn't saying much in my case. LOL