- Oct 23, 2008
I hope it was a voluntary vacation and nothing bad.
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I know that chambers is or was a name given to rooms used by some legal professionals. But I think I may have read a story set in the thirties where a student at one of the Cambridge Colleges 'lived in chamers.' Sorry, couldn't be more vague than that.In "The Ivy Cottage Mystery" by Arthur Morrison the narrator, a newspaper journalist, says he was "living in chambers." Anyone know what that means? I snooped around the internet but couldn't find anything conclusive.
Whoops - I missed this. It was a voluntary trip to China, though I happened to be ill for most of it! I still enjoyed myself. I think I've finally got around to reading some of the recommendations from your blog - there will be a couple in my favourites list. I'm on your blog now, bookmarking some more stories.I hope it was a voluntary vacation and nothing bad.
This is one of my favourites. It's also one of Robert Silverberg's favourites - I read it in an anthology where he writes a critique of each story. Another great one from the anthology was Four in One by Damon Knight.I read Alfred Bester’s Fondly Fahrenheit last night - it’s strange, but I don’t think I’d read it before. It’s a cracker and worth seeking out. Not only a good idea, but told in a fascinating way.
I read Alfred Bester’s Fondly Fahrenheit last night - it’s strange, but I don’t think I’d read it before. It’s a cracker and worth seeking out. Not only a good idea, but told in a fascinating way.
I'd imagine it's the same thing as a toilet or ditty bag: toilet bag Meaning in the Cambridge English DictionaryIn his classic mystery tale "A Case Of Premeditation" R. Austin Freeman uses the word "dressing-bag." Is this an old term for suitcase? I've checked a couple of dictionaries and found nothing. Amazon sells dressing bags but these appear to be for dresses. This, however, is 1910 and the guy ain't no bi.
I’m thinking of buying the current issue, and on the strength of that decide whether to subscribe.I love reading short stories, not only science fiction and fantasy, but also other genres as well. I subscribe to Interzone, and there are plenty there to get involved in.