Tag Archives: Jean M. Auel

What is Science Fiction?

I’m coming around on science fiction. I don’t mean as a fan–I was, and remain, a rather casual follower of the genre, the kind who can’t begin to name any current authors but enjoys the material if it happens my … Continue reading

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Let’s Write About Sex. Or Not

Last time I talked about Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel, a book whose dedication to scientifically accurate detail was very much an inspiration for my writing. But the elephant (or, if you prefer, the panicked pachyderm) … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Clan of the Cave Bear

Yesterday, I overheard two strangers talking in a parking lot. “….there’s this group of Neanderthals, and they take in a young Cro-Magnon girl, and….” And right away I knew what they were talking about. Clan of the Cave Bear, by … Continue reading

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