157–Smooth Operator—Abbott


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  1. Ahh, Barb beat me by 4 hours.

    But, also, I wanted to say that Terry Pratchett has a good description in Equal Rites. “The wizard looked down at the cat and realized for the first time how odd it looked now. The living often don’t appreciate how complicated the world looks when ou are dead, because while death frees the mind from the straitjacket of three dimensions, it also cuts it away from Time, which is only another dimension. So while the cat that rubbed up against his invisible legs was undoubtedly the same cat that he had seen a few minutes before, it was also quite clearly a tiny kitten and a fat, half-blind old moggy and every stage in between. All at once. Since it had started off small, it looked like a white, cat shaped carrot, a description that will have to do until people invent proper four-dimension adjectives.”

    Please consider reading some of this book because it describes the different forms of magic with male magic being based in “books and stars and jommetry. She’d never grasp it. Whoever heard of a female wizard?”

    (Get it? Equal Rites/Equal Rights? Chick fights for the education proper to a wizard.)

    (from http://books.google.com/books?id=rkSr7yjFmKcC&pg=PA8&lpg=PA8&dq=death,+cat,+Equal+Rites&source=bl&ots=kNh_jcd83O&sig=oK5HeqjSXSxuNRSt7aaHnd5NTb0&hl=en&ei=z59oS9q0AcKpnQf4-f24Bw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false

  2. Barb says:


    The books were the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R Donaldson. Three sets of three each I think it was.

    See you in September/October.

  3. Sandy says:

    Hello! I just wanted to drop you a note to say that I have been listening for sometime, now. I started at the beginning, though, and am currently in the middle of listening to Frankenstein. I skipped over “Turn Of The Screw”, but I may decide to go back and listen to it, at some point. So, you may be in 2010, but I am back at the beginning of 2008. 😉 Thanks so much for your podcast! I love it!