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Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Uncertainty

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Uncertainty

These days, I never know what to expect. I trained as a historian, and always thought, I hope I never have to go through tough times like . . . whatever era I was studying. Secretly, though, I feared that I might. As I got older, I worried more and more about whatever...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Uncertainty

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Mike

I have put off writing this essay to the very last minute. Not because I don’t want to talk about Mike Resnick, and not because I have too little to say. I have put it off, because each time I write one of these memorials to Mike, his death becomes a little more...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Uncertainty

Notes from The Buffer Zone: Phone Home

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Xfinity launched an ad that claims to be a sequel to the movie E.T. I suppose the commercial is a sequel of sorts, if you consider that it replicates all of the high points of the movie, with similar cute kids, and an adult Elliott. I...
Notes from The Buffer Zone:  Trusting The Storyteller

Notes from The Buffer Zone:Neighborhood

Years ago, I read an essay by Nora Ephron called “Moving On.” In addition to being one of the best writer-directors of rom-coms ever, Nora Ephron was a hell of a nonfiction writer. Her essays are droll and observant and a bit too spot on. “Moving On” is in her...