Welcome to the Graveyard of the Turtle.
This page is the main page for the archives of the The Voice of the
in both its electronic and paper incarnations.
spake, and said unto me,
Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs,
and the vines [with] the tender grape give a good smell.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
THE SONG OF SOLOMON, I. 10-13
The Electronic Turtle began broadcasting to the nations in the Summer of 1998.
To prevent the Contents page from becoming unfeasibly long and tedious, we've created seven handy pages listing and providing links to the stuff that was published at The Voice of the Turtle in 1998, 1999,
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004.
The paper Voice of the Turtle was a stirring collection of six little
red books published from time to time in Oxford between 1993 and
1995. We reprint in this archive the original editorial exhortations
and the tables of contents from the six Paper Turtles.
A smattering of hyperlinks can direct you to a small amount of
salvaged content, some of which has made it into the Dictionary.
Ben Fender's essay in the final paper Turtle, "Remembrance
of Turtles Past", might be a very good place to start.
There are no plans afoot to reproduce a complete electronic archive on this
site; in any case, some of the original computer files have been
lost. If writers of the original articles would like to see their
work reappear here, they have only to get
in touch and we will see what we can do. You
can read about the heroic individuals who wrote for the early
issues of The Voice of the Turtle and learn what became
of them on our useful People