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  • Mumpsimus, any one who has got hold of a wrong word (“Mumpsimus” instead of


  • Matt Cheney's Mumpsimus is SciFi Weekly's site of the week.

    March 2007

  • Matthew Cheney, sometimes known as The Mumpsimus, has a review of Richard Butner's "Horses Blow Up Dog City & Other Stories" at SF Site.

    Archive 2004-09-01

  • And the Mumpsimus calls it the Greatest Cat Story of all Time.

    Space-Time for Springers by Fritz Leiber on Miette's Bedtime Story Podcast | Miette's Bedtime Story Podcast

  • The Mumpsimus the syntax of things (the other SoT)

    February 2009

  • He is a regular columnist for Strange Horizons and his weblog, The Mumpsimus, was nominated for a 2005 World Fantasy Award.

    MIND MELD: What SF/F/H Books Are On The Top of Your "To-Be-Read" Pile?

  • The danger of reading a novel primarily for the opportunity to "identify" with its characters -- as well as to interpret their actions by judging them on moral grounds -- seems well-illustrated by this guest review at The Mumpsimus of Susann Cokal's Breath and Bones (Unbridled Books).

    Narrative Strategies

  • Nevertheless, Matt Cheney (The Mumpsimus) and I have teamed up to review a recent science fiction/fantasy anthology entitled Polyphony 4, published by Wheatland Press.

    Genre Fiction

  • The Mumpsimus points me to an essay on Angela Carter in which Carter is quoted as saying I've got nothing against realism ... [b] ut there is realism and realism.

    Style in Fiction

  • Had a lovely dinner with rosefox, sinboy, Matthew Cheney (Mumpsimus., and lagringa (who I finally met in person tonight) at The Dish, which I liked before having my gluten issues and where I can still find enough to eat no matter the time of day.

    Breakfast in Bed


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  • JM didn't realise that Mister Mumpsimus was everywhere at once.

    November 22, 2009