Emma Bull

Literary Birthday – 13 December – Emma Bull

Happy Birthday, Emma Bull, born 13 December 1954.


  1. Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys.
  2. I believe in systems and methods. I believe in the beauties of philosophy and poetry. I believe that the work we do and leave behind us is our afterlife; and I believe that history lies, but sometimes so well that I can’t bring myself to resent it. I believe that truth is beauty, but not, I’m afraid, the reverse.
  3. We’re all immortal until we die.
  4. When I was a kid, I thought I’d just get happier and happier as I got older, and have more things to be happy about. I based this theory on observation of select adults. The problem with my results is that I couldn’t tell the difference then between happy and fake-happy.
  5. Is negative space the space you don’t like, or the space that is not there? And if it’s not there how can you tell?

Emma Bull is an American science fiction and fantasy author. She’s written novels, screenplays, a children’s book, and short stories. Her novels include the Hugo- and Nebula-nominated Bone Dance and the urban fantasy War for the Oaks.

Source for image


Will Shetterly, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 12th December 2021