The news and images coming out of Puerto Rico are just heartbreaking.

Godspeed to her and her people.

 

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Johnny Bee Goode

Today is the first day of Autumn.  Why not stop over at The Bees Are Dead, and mark the encroaching cold with a few dark futuristic visions?

There you’ll find Gary Glauber’s “After the Deluge”, which is a sanguine twist on the usual narrative of the post-apocalyptic poem.  There is also some truly arresting photography — Paul Gerrard’s “Monochromatic Beginnings” is shudder-inducing and delightfully monstrous, and Kathryn Nee’s ““Windows into the End” is a haunting exhibition of abandonment art.

 

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Al Pueblo de México …

El Pueblo de los Estados Unidos le desea paz, seguridad y fortaleza durante esta crisis.

 

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Teotitlán de Valle. Tapestry shop.  Photo credit: By Wolfgang Sauber (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Cover to “Weird Tales,” W. H. Silvey, May 1954

“Song in the Thicket” by Manly Banister.  Cover art by W. H. Silvey.

Yes, “Manly Banister” is indeed the author’s name.  He appears to have had several, so it’s a good bet this was a nom de plume.  (For comparison, his other names include “Gregg Powers” and, curiously, “Val Seanne.”)

Google him.  He … actually published a hell of a lot between 1942 and 1980.

 

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