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Always Halloween and Never Thanksgiving

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<p>I’m delighted to share that I’ll be giving a...

I’m delighted to share that I’ll be giving a paper at the upcoming Realizing Resistance Episode III: The Expanding Universe conference on Star Wars. My talk will be “‘They Walked without Speaking’: GUARDIANS OF THE WHILLS, ANDOR, and Local Resistance. More on the conference is here: dcsco-op.org/rriii/ ALTALT
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<p>Now that Anna Torv’s great work on <i>The La...

Now that Anna Torv’s great work on The Last of Us is encouraging some folks to (re)discover the brilliant series Fringe, I’m reminded what a delight and joy it was to contribute the essay “In Search of Fringe’s Literary Ancestors” to Kevin R. Grazier’s anthology about the show, Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists. ALTALT
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“The Contrary Gardener”

Escape Pod | The Original Science Fiction Podcast I was delighted to narrate the wonderful science fiction story “The Contrary Gardener” by Christopher Rowe. Both parts are now available from the Escape Pod podcast!
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Where I am online:

Website: http://amyhsturgis.com Mastodon: http://universeodon.com/@drahsturgis Twitter: http://twitter.com/drahsturgis Dreamwidth: http://eldritchhobbit.dreamwidth.org
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<p>ICYMI, my talk “Whitechapel ‘What Ifs’: Evol...

ICYMI, my talk “Whitechapel ‘What Ifs’: Evolving Perspectives on the Autumn of Terror in Science Fiction” is now on Rippercast. Casebook: Jack the Ripper - Podcast - Dr. Amy Sturgis -Whitechapel What Ifs- Evolving Perspectives on the Autumn of Terror in Science Fictio
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Halloween 2022: Halloween Day

Happy Halloween, everyone! Song: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe Quote: The angels, not half so happy in Heaven, Went envying her and me— Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know, In this kingdom by the sea) That the wind came out of the cloud by night, Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee. Read the complete poem. Listen to Joan Baez’s performance…
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Halloween 2022: Day 30

It’s Halloween Eve, and this is a favorite of mine! This quote, in particular, is one of my favorite lines from any song. Song: “Crazy Mary” Quote: That which you fear most could meet you halfway. Read the complete lyrics. Listen to the performance of Victoria Williams…
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Halloween 2022: Day 29

Song: “Ghost” Quote: In the wind, there’s a lonesome sound.
In the night, there’s a cry from the hill country ground.
It’s a hum from an ancient tone.
It’s a presence. I can feel it in my bones.
Somethin’ I can’t see has been surroundin’ me,
There’s a ghost trying to talk through me. Read the complete lyrics. Listen to South Austin Jug Band’s performance…
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Halloween 2022: Day 28

Song: “Graveyard Blues” Quote: I got up this morning,
With the blues all around my bed.
I got up this morning,
With blues all around my bed.
I had a dream last night
The one that I loved was dead. Read the complete lyrics. Listen to the performance of Roscoe Holcomb…
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Halloween 2022: Day 27

Song: “Down in the Willow Garden” Quote: My father often told me
That money would set me free, If I’d but murder that dear little girl
Whose name was Rose Connolly. Read the complete lyrics. Listen to the performance of Tim O'Brien & Paul Brady…
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Halloween 2022: Day 26

Song: “Darlin’ Cory” Quote: Dig a hole, dig a hole in the meadows.
Dig a hole in the cold, cold ground.
Dig a hole, dig a hole in the meadows,
Gonna lay darlin’ Cory down. There are many versions of this song. Read more here. Listen to Driftwood Company’s performance…
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Halloween 2022: Day 25

Song: “Callie Calling” Quote: I hear my Callie callin’, callin’ every night.
She stirs around each evenin’, but never in the light.
Haunts me and she taunts me and fills my heart with fright.
I hear my Callie callin’, callin’ every night. Sometimes she whispers, other times she screams.
It’s hard to tell the difference, if she’s real or in my dreams.
She’s the creakin’ in the ceilin’, the knock upon the door,
The wind outside the window, and the footsteps on the floor. Listen to Milan Miller’s performance…
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Halloween 2022: Day 24

Song: “Willie Moore” Quote: She threw herself in Willie Moore’s arms,
As oft time had done before,
But little did he think when they parted that night
Sweet Anna he would see no more. It was about the tenth of May,
The time I remember well,
That very same night her body disappeared
In a way that no one could tell. Read the complete lyrics. Listen to the performance of the Kossoy Sisters…
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Halloween 2022: Day 23

Song: “Katie Dear” Quote: Then he picked up this golden dagger,
And stove it through his troubled heart,
Saying, “Goodbye, Katie, goodbye darling. The time has come for us to part.” There are many versions of this song. Read more here. Listen to the performance of Brennan Leigh & Noel McKay…
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Halloween 2022: Day 22

Song: “The Lantern” Quote: In dark misty hills of Carolina,
Way back where the mountain laurel grows,
On cool October nights, with a lantern shining bright,
There’s something out there walking through the darkness all alone,
Creeping through the darkness all alone.

Read the complete lyrics. Listen to Front Range’s performance…
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Halloween 2022: Day 21

Song: “Young Charlotte” Quote: They reached the door, and Charles sprang out and held his hand to her.
“Why sit you like a monument, have you no power to stir?”
He called her once, he called her twice; she answered not a word.
He asked her for her hand again, and yet she never stirred. There are many variations of this song. Read more here. Listen to the performance of Grandpa Jones…
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Halloween 2022: Day 20

Song: “Sad Wind Sighs” Quote: Now the sad wind sighs in the lonesome graveyard.
The cold rain falls, and the trees bow down.
I can hear my darlin’ softly callin’,
But she’s asleep in the cold cold ground. Read the complete lyrics. Listen to the performance of The Grascals…
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Halloween 2022: Day 19

Song: “Matty Groves” Quote: So Matty struck the very first blow, and he hurt Lord Orland sore.
Lord Orland struck the very next blow, and Matty struck no more.
And then Lord Orland took his wife, and he sat her on his knee,
Saying, “Who do you like the best of us, Matty Groves or me?”
And then up spoke his own dear wife, never heard to speak so free,
“I’d rather a kiss from dead Matty’s lips than you or your finery.” Lord Orland he jumped up and loudly he did bawl,
He struck his wife right through the heart and pinned her against the wall.
“A grave, a grave, ” Lord Orland cried, “to put these lovers in,
But bury my lady at the top for she was of noble kin.” Read the complete lyrics. Listen to the performance of Alela Diane and Alina Hardin…
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Halloween 2022: Day 18

Song: “Blackadders Cove” Quote: I tell you a secret that nobody knows:
Her body’s still layin’ in Blackadders Cove. Read the complete lyrics. Listen to NewFound Road’s performance…
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