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TagsFiction (83), Women Authors (52), Non-fiction (52), Author of Color (46), Comics (24), Religion (23), Science Fiction (21), Comparative Religion (19), Essays (17), Philosophy (14) — see all tags

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About meI am a Seattle-based artist, designer and musician. My handle is a reference to Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber and the wise, even-tempered, one-armed brother of the series' hero.

About my libraryAfter a stretch of bookselling, I became a minor collector. My relatively modest collection (I hear bibliophile book collections can soar into the quintuple digits) of approximately 250 books is composed largely of comparative religion and a particular stripe of literary and science fiction (Angela Carter, Shirley Jackson, Phillip K. Dick, etc). I am always grateful for recommendations and conversations around books & reading. As someone who arrived to books late in life (mid 20s) I still have tremendous blind spots that stretch out in almost every direction.


Favorite authorsLeigh Brackett, Joseph Campbell, Arthur C. Danto, Philip K. Dick, David Lindsay, Wendy Doniger, James Tiptree Jr., Alan Watts, Simone Weil, Hanya Yanagihara, Roger Zelazny (Shared favorites)



Real nameMichael Wallenfels


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Member sinceApr 30, 2016

Currently readingThe unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro

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