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For Theirs Is a Land with a Wall Around It

What a great way to re-launch New Worlds:

Lafayette Ron Hubbard and Ayn Rand; two figures from the nineteen-fifties who still loom large today. One was a proficient if not particularly gifted Science Fiction writer who founded a bizarre cult which nowadays has many famous adherents and whose continuing influence, frankly, tests one’s faith in human nature, and the other invented Scientology.

—Ian M. Banks

Read it here (for £3).


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Oct. 21st, 2012 06:18 am (UTC)
Great quote, even if I could see the punchline coming a mile off :)
Oct. 21st, 2012 09:13 am (UTC)
I didn't. It was fab.
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