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by Daniel Peretti
Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 8153

Name: Dan Peretti Source: unca20090104.htm Rob, I've thought about the things that are filling the sleepless hours of your nights as well--technology, differing civilizations, etc. In response, here are three book recommendations: Roanoake, by Lee Miller 1491, by Charles Mann Guns, Germs, and Steel...
by Daniel Peretti
Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 7377

Name: Dan Peretti Source: unca20071217.htm Josh Olson, I read your article and thought it was really great. In many ways, it reminded me of Ellison's "Valerie," which was, I think in _Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled_ and the Essential collection. Also, Alex Krislov, your comment about running...
by Daniel Peretti
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 8080

authors reworking past stories

Name: Dan Peretti Source: unca20071007.htm Just a few comments about the idea of a writer mining his or her stories to make something new. First, I know a bit about literature, but more about oral tradition. So I'm stretching a bit into my memory to point out that Asimov took his "Nightfall" and ex...
by Daniel Peretti
Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 8080

Masters of Science Fiction

Name: Daniel Peretti Source: unca20071007.htm So I just watched last night's "Jerry Was a Man," which I liked quite a bit. (I didn't watch it last night--I went out, for once). I have little to say about the episode, but one thing I thought was curious was that the preview of next week's claimed th...
by Daniel Peretti
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 8080

f/sf books

Name: Dan Peretti Source: unca20071007.htm I don't say much around here, but I couldn't help chiming in about Dennis' question about books. For me, it's Theodore Sturgeon's SOME OF YOUR BLOOD. It's not actually science fiction, but that's the section of the book store where I found it. As for our i...
by Daniel Peretti
Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 7734

elections

Name: Dan Peretti
Source: unca20070808.htm
I have little to add to the Nader discussion, except that there is a decent documentary about the 2000 election, Unprecedented. It was fairly convincing in its demonstration that the election was irrelevant to who wound up in the White House.
by Daniel Peretti
Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 7734

RE: The Unraveling Thread

Name: Dan Peretti Source: unca20070808.htm Steve, I found your post a good read. The thing is, the problem has been thoroughly diagnosed. Call it cultural amnesia, ignorance, or what have you. It's certainly a disconcerting phenomenon. But what's to be done about it? Perhaps a naive question, but I...
by Daniel Peretti
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 55394

I haven't read any of Woody Allen's stuff, though I like his movies--Crimes and Misdemeanors, anyone? I went through a phase where I tried to read everything Poe wrote in the order he wrote it, along with Kenneth Silverman's biography. I didn't quite make it all the way, but it was good. Silverman's...
by Daniel Peretti
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Hi
Replies: 14
Views: 793

seems like you guys are giving me a chance to show off a bit

Is it known whether Gilgamesh pre- or post-dates Homer? (Of course, Homer was working with characters who undoubtedly had been around a lot longer -- at least the gods.) Are there any known myth stories from Sanskrit? David, Yeah, Gilgamesh pre-dates the Iliad by at least 1200 years (and it's been ...
by Daniel Peretti
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Hi
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Welcome Daniel. A question for you as a folklorist: I have had an interest in mythology and folklore for many years. Some time ago, I read a translation of the Icelandic Eddas. I was trying to remember, are they the earliest mythological stories in Western Europe? Mark Mark, Thanks for the welcome....
by Daniel Peretti
Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: June 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 7617

Hello

Name: Daniel Peretti Source: unca20070808.htm Since I'm new to this board, I thought the six degrees conversation would provide a good opportunity to pipe up. I sort of fit into #3 as Steve Barber lists them. I met Harlan Ellison once about seven years ago at a book signing in Big Rapids, Michigan....
by Daniel Peretti
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Hi
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Sorry, Rich, no relation to Frank Peretti--at least as far as I know. Everyone on the Peretti side of my family lives in Canada or Italy, and I think he lives out west somewhere. I haven't ready his books, either. People who do read them seem to like them a lot, though. For me, they're a maybe-somed...
by Daniel Peretti
Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Hi
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Thanks, Steve.

I'm studying folklore. My department's called Folklore and Ethnomusicology, but I haven't done much with the music part of it. Mostly I work with handmade objects and storytelling. Lots of Greek and Norse stuff.
by Daniel Peretti
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Hi
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Hi

So. I've read through some of the site now and then, but haven't had much time for things like this. Still, I'm in the midst of writing my doctoral dissertation, so I thought that giving myself other things to do at my desk would be ideal right now. I'm a big fan of Mr. Ellison's work, going back to...

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