Bio: Cynthia Joyce Clay has a BA in Theater (Latin Honors) from Brandeis University and an MFA in acting from the University of Georgia. She has written several plays that have been produced, as well as a number of published short stories, and has delivered a paper on literary aesthetics by special invitation in Russia. Additionally, she has taught literature, grammar and composition to college students.
During the Turing Test of the 1st Loebner Prize (aired internationally), Cynthia was judged to be an encyclopedia of Shakespeare.
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This is a superb trilogy of one-act plays. One is comic romance "How Would You Like to See My Sloht?", another is a sf comedy "Bed Frame Riffs", and the third is a Noh play, "Scylla: A Noh Play." Read these aloud at your reading group, you will have a wonderful time.
The Three Fates are down to only One Fate, and does She need some help! Aliens in a ceramic spaceship ruin Patricia's love life. A man-eating ogress wins her prince through her fine culinary skills. A theater professor travels back in time to find Shakespeare was just a "spear-carrier." A soldier saves her city by laying down her sword. A singer curses a city of fairies for their murderous xenophobia. Geneticists and shamans pool their talents to make a demi-goddess to save the dying environment... more info>>
The beautiful new world view of contemporary Pagan spirituality is reflected in The Oestara Anthology of Pagan Poetry, the first poetry anthology of modern day Paganism. Among the poems are charges of the God, invocations to deity, experiences of the Lady's manifestation, and Sabbat poetry. In free verse and formal poetic forms, these poems showcase the beauty and depth of feeling, understanding, and devotion of modern Pagan spirituality.
Something in Elayne's refridgerator turned her pedigree Siamese cat into a troll, and Elayne's boyfriend dumped her. This is why, on Halloween night, Elayne was not celebrating but washing out her fridge. The lights went out, but Elayne continued to scrub out the fridge by candlelight until she found an entrance to a magical world of intrigue. There she finds the king mad, the queen imprisoned, and the city suffering the Plague. Elayne must find the Royal Talisman of Faye ot set things right. Sh... more info>>
This book examines what literary and dramatic plotting is--what plot is. The premise of this book is that the concept of forces in literature and drama is analogous to the concept of forces in physics. In physics, vectors represent the forces that push and pull--that move, propel, objects. Vectors are used analogously to describe how characters, objects, and locations which are the "bodies" of literature and drama reflect the propelling of literary and dramatic "forces." Vector theory "elegantly... more info>>
Having escaped from a dying Earth to the solar systems Imekapur, a young woman lands on a planet governed by sentient forests. Despite becoming a preistess of the governing forests, she is hounded from planet to planet by the Toelakhan, an interplanetary corporation always at odd with the forests' stewardship of the planets. What the forests teach her could save the Earth, but only if she escapes the Toelakhan.