I’ve been reading about the Unseen University and it’s librarian, so I have orangutans on the brain. Orangutans are great apes (of the genus Pongo), so of course they look very much like humans. It’s easy to see their feelings. Plus they’re red heads like me. Redbodies?
My story “Agent Hammer: Licensed to Kibble” was in On The Premises issue 17. Agent Hammer is a genetically modified hamster and a secret agent who does things like jumping out of burning buildings using a lady’s frilly knickers as a parachute. I keep thinking I ought to do another Agent Hammer story because it was such fun to write.
Lynx are big cats. The adults are about a metre long. There are four surviving species: the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx, the largest), the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), and the bobcat (Lynx rufus). Lynx issiodorensis is extinct, and probably the ancestor of the four modern species. The Iberian lynx, (Lynx pardinus) is on the verge of extinction. They mostly eat rabbits, so the myxomatosis outbreak…
I knew you could visit Monet’s garden in France. I had no idea there was a copy in Japan. Here’s a Monet Pond at the temple in Gifu. And another at Seki City in Japan. Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm