Revisiting George Eliot

It’s a funny thing, yearning that is. I don’t know what made me want to revisit of a favorite that I have not read in decades – Middlemarch by George Eliot. I have always found her  writing beautiful while brimming with sadness, profound in its simple joys. Happy I am today on finding that I still enjoy George Eliot as much as I did as a teen.

A favorite quote from the book – “His soul was sensitive without being enthusiastic: it was too languid to thrill out of self-consciousness into passionate delight; it went on fluttering in the swampy ground where it was hatched, thinking of its wings and never flying.”

S.G. Basu is an aspiring potentate of a galaxy or two. She plots and plans with wondrous machines, cybernetic robots, time travelers and telekinetic adventurers, some of whom escape into the pages of her books. Once upon a previous life on planet Earth, S.G. Basu trained to be an engineer, and her interest in science and her love of engineering shows up time and again in her books.

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