Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

“The White People” by Arthur Machen

They were saying how queer I was a year or two before, and how nurse had called my mother to come and listen to me talking all to myself, and … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Love is the Plan the Plan is Death” by James Tiptree, Jr.

The world is ending, all is terrible, terrible. And yet, my fireberry, even then I almost understood. Great is the Plan! I have no idea what Mogadeet is, but I’ll never … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Piper at the Gates of Dawn” by Richard Cowper

Fear slipped away from him like a dusty cloak. he began to hear each separate note of the pipe as clearly as if Tom were sitting playing at his side … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The Dreaming City” by Michael Moorcock

Men will have cause to tremble and flee when they hear the names of Elric of Melniboné and Stormbringer, his sword. We are two of a kind—produced by an age which … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Where the Tides Ebb and Flow” by Lord Dunsany

Saturday Shorts Week 41 Welcome to our weekend series for 2014. Every Saturday this year one of our staff will suggest a favorite short story from the library’s collection, all of them a … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The Tower of the Elephant” by Robert E. Howard

Saturday Shorts Week 22 Welcome to our weekend series for 2014. Every Saturday this year one of our staff will suggest a favorite short story from the library’s collection, all of them … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman’s wife, musician Amanda Palmer, says in her blog that there is a certain amount of distance between an artist’s reality, and the art that they create. This … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment