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.
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”
It looks like there might be a source for a print copy of Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes that can be OCRed. I’ll keep you updated, but the longer term plan is to submit an eCopy to Project Gutenberg.
Original post on Wired Love.
This morning I decided that what I really want now is to find (or establish) a writers’ group that is focused on genre fiction, specifically SF, but I would also like to include fantasy, horror and mystery as well. Continue reading “Wanted: Genre Writers’ Group”
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.
Added a wiki page for Wired Love.