Written by Garrison Benson in Essays on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Expect the end of the world. Laugh.Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyfulthough you have considered all the facts.
—Wendell Berry, "Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front"
Written by Garrison Benson in Essays on Monday, March 9, 2015.
One common theme in fantasy and science fiction is the terrible destructive force beyond good and evil, the abyssal Things that send dark lords and supervillains running for their mommies, the tentacled world-devouring monsters with minds so eldritch, so alien, we cannot begin to understand them. (Those who try lose ...
Written by Garrison Benson in Poetry on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
Written by Garrison Benson in Essays on Monday, February 23, 2015.
I create worlds.
When someone says that, you can assume one of a few possibilities: A) he's a god who has taken human form, B) he has access to godlike technology, or C) he's a nerd. For better or worse, I inhabit the last category. I create imaginary ...