« on: December 10, 2007, 12:02:25 PM »
It's worth clarifying here that Fario and Faria are different labels, though both releasing fairly similar and connected music. I was confused myself until I followed the link.
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And to Mike Griffin:
Thanks again for your dedication and professionalism!
Just got the Paul Bradley - Cede mini-discs into the store.
These (as well as the other Waterscape label release by label-founder Seconds in Formaldehyde) are out of print at the label and it appears these are the last remaining copies anywhere.
I'm not sure how long these will last... we do have 15 copies, which is nearly 1/3 of the full run, but if people can only find them on the Hypnos store, they might be snapped right up.
and in case anyone is interested in the Seconds in Formaldehyde disc, though this dronemeister isn't British...
Mike, I think writers like Greg Bear and Greg Benford are extremely important because there are fewer and fewer real "hard" SF authors who really get their hands dirty with the scientific aspects of their books. These two are certainly titans from that perspective. Unfortunately (especially for those of us in the business who edit science fiction and not fantasy) it would seem the more rigorous kinds of SF are somewhat out of fashion in favor of other things. I would highly recommend the recent books of Robert Charles Wilson and Robert Sawyer to you, if you're looking for cool concepts and interesting science (not to mention deft storytelling).
I miss having the main location jump links - ie:
[ Hypnos Forum ] > The Wide, Wide World > Everything and Nothing > This new SMF forum
at the bottom as well as at the top of each page. (I rarely used the drop-down menu option - although maybe it's time for change.)
Can they be duplicated down here without much extra work for you?
A neat thread from the old forum. Today, we hoodwinked our kids, telling them we were going for a ride to see friends (which was true). We had to put our 16 year old Springer Spaniel, Valiant, down this past August (old age/failing health), and this morning, we picked up our brand new, 8 week old Springer puppy!
So far unnamed, we're letting our son & daughter think up a few on their own.
Arovane - Lilies
I'd add, furthering the subject of "college lit majors who are too cool to read sci-fi," that I recall it was "cool" for lit majors to read stuff like Philip K. Dick, Stanislav Lem, J.G. Ballard, and Anthony Burgess, while turning up our noses at Heinlein, Asimov and the like.
SF has gotten more acceptable for lit majors in some colleges, where it's taught alongside the "real" literature. Interestingly enough, the older masters like Asimov still get passed over for more "respectable" names like PK Dick and Lem. It's preposterous of course, but I guess it fits the typical college curriculum. I enjoy Ballard and Lem and Delany and all the rest, but I'd never have become interested in SF if it were not for Asimov and Blish and many of the other old timers. I find that most of those books are still compulsively readable ... not something I can say about many of the more experimental works by "acceptably hip" SF writers.ß