August 2009 Archives
Jack Vance's 1969 novel Emphyrio (recently reprinted in The Jack Vance Reader, available here) is a compelling work that creates a mildly dystopian fictional universe as it's backdrop.
* The Times also has this nice piece (which only slightly takes away the bad taste of the previous story) on the life of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Very moving.
Related link: The Special Olympics site.