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Anthology

Mark from Charlevoix asked about the word anthology. Originally, it was a collection of short but exquisite poems. The conceit was that they were a collection of flowers [ ????? /anthos, flower, + - ????? /logia, collection]. Later, the word was extended to include other genres. The same Greek combining form was used to create a number of words. anthocephalus: having a flower-like head.
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Flowers from Al: pervy singularity collaboration with Stross

Odd : Boing Boing (8 months ago)

Here's part one (MP3) of my 2003 short story "Flowers From Al," written with Charlie Stross for New Voices in Science Fiction, a Mike Resnick anthology. Read Post

Flowers From Al, written with Charles Stross (conclusion)

Odd : Boing Boing (8 months ago)

Here's the second, concluding part of my reading of my 2003 short story "Flowers From Al," written with Charlie Stross for New Voices in Science Fiction, a Mike Resnick anthology (Here's part one). Read Post

Telling Time by Flowers

Academics / History : Wonders and Marvels (5 years ago)

By Mary Novik Recently, when I was reading from my novel Conceit, an experienced gardener asked whether the flower clock, used by Ann More to tell time, would actually work. In Conceit, it’s summer 1599, Ann is living in York House ... Read Post


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