It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. … There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.—
Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations, and every fresh truth is received unwillingly. To expect the world to receive a new truth, or even an old truth, without challenging it, is to look for one of those miracles which do not occur. — Alfred Russel Wallace
Welcome to The Tangled Bank. Tangled Bank Press is a new publisher of speculative fiction, poetry, and art. TBP’s first publication is the e-anthology The Tangled Bank, celebrating the legacy of Charles Darwin. The anthology is edited by Australian Chris Lynch, and is due out in late 2009. For more information on the anthology, please read the submission guidelines.