About to buy Denver WorldCon memberships

I’m about to buy my Denver WorldCon memberships and am sending out probing email to the old “Brat Pack” (and few others) to see who might be planning on attending. Merideth (F., not D.-W.) will be driving out from Michigan with much listening to books on CD (like our journey to NASFIC last year). We will be taking our time and may stop in Omaha to see Merideth (D.-W., of course). On the way back I may try and make a swing through the Black Hills of SD, depending on timing and money.

Anybody from the old LASFS “Brat Pack” planning on attending? Drop me an eLine or comment.

Southern California fires and friends (hope everyone is OK) – Updated, IV

I’m in the process of trying to get a hold of friends in southern California. Hope everyone out there is OK. If anyone knows anything about Alex P., Michael C., Liz M., Mike D., Peter F., or Sivan D. (all originally LASFS friends) please drop me a line. (It is possible that Roger J., but I lost track of him in Las Vegas, so I don’t know if he is in the area or not.) Continue reading “Southern California fires and friends (hope everyone is OK) – Updated, IV”

Wired Love by Ella Thayer

Seeking Wired Love — or, at least, I am looking for the full text of Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes, a prophetic novel by Ella Cheever Thayer. Published in 1879, Wired Love is not SF, rather it is a novel of two telegraph operators who fall in love over the wire. I first encountered a reference to this book in the Victorian Internet by Tom Standage (which is well worth the read, particularly if you think that Internet age is completely unique) and ever since then I have been looking for copy to read. I have seen copies of it available online through used book sellers, but the price was rather dear, and as much as I would like to own a physical copy of it, I would be quite satisfied with an electronic copy. So if you know where I might find an eCopy or a cheap physical copy (reprint would be cool), I would be grateful.

Update 2007/09/25

Added a wiki page for Wired Love.