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by KOS
Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2007
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Punks Who Spoil Movies

Name: KOS Source: unca20070325.htm I yet fondly recall with misty-eyes the little knotheaded ragamuffin that in May of 1980 stood in the serpentine gathering of ill-washed and clashing-colors clad geekoid's just outside the main entrance of Edwards Cinema in Newport Beach (at one time, and perhaps ...
by KOS
Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2007
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Work For Hire

Name: KOS Source: unca20070325.htm Adam-Troy: Thanks for the screed on the perils of "work for hire" novels. I knew a lot of that myself, and was not planning to go down the slaughter-chute of writing one on spec. Just was curious how you got into that particular slot of the market. Work for hire i...
by KOS
Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2007
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Views: 33046

Novels

Name: KOS Source: unca20070325.htm Adam-Troy, my congratulations on entering the world of "de novo" writing. I have a question about "media tie-in" novels: How do you go about getting one of those "work for hire" media novel gigs? Sample chapter and outline? Write it on spec and just mail it in? Sc...
by KOS
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2007
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-sigh-

Name: KOS Source: unca20070325.htm I saw Lee Hoffman up close at the 1982 Chicon (the worldcon that year) at which she was GOH. She was kind, sweet and funny. I hate saying good-bye to the people who created and nurtured SF and all the goofy great fan traditions. And lay off Anna Nicole Smith. Of c...
by KOS
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2007
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Name: KOS Source: unca20070325.htm No problem Jan, my "satire" was light and not meant to elicit more than a sigh of disgust. As for it being without a subject: de gustibus non disputandum". As for computer models of anything: "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future, " (attribute...
by KOS
Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
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Views: 33116

Paul Di Filippo story online to read

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm There's an authorized online publication of a Paul Di Filippo story, "Wikiworld" at the following URL: http://www.pyrsf.com/chapters/WikiWorld.htm Fave OOP book Dep't: "Tomorrow Midnight", a Ballantine PB reprinting of a handful of 1950s EC comic adaptations of Ra...
by KOS
Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
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The Franklin Expedition and Tarcher

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Six degrees of separation and so forth Dep't. In the seventies my dad was a distributor of Jeremy Tarcher's books, some of them at least. My dad would call them to order books and Shari Lewis would answer the phone. I had grown up watching her on Saturday mornings...
by KOS
Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
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The Worst Book I Ever Finished

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Hmmm, this is tough. When you read five books a week for the first thirty years of ones' reading life, there were a lot of bad ones. Immediately springing to mind is anything by Orson Scott Card, and yet I ploughed through the first four or five "Ender" books (the...
by KOS
Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
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The Five Characters You Don't Have To Dinner

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm 1- Sauron - He always complains the toast is burnt and the rack of lamb cold. Such a pisscher. 2- James Bond - The last time we invited him he seduced the maid, shot the butler, and complained, insufferably so, about his martini not being stirred. 3- Horrabin The ...
by KOS
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
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Five Fictional Characters

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Whether for dinner or tiffin (and we takes Tiffin pretty durned early hereabouts, podner!) I would have it with these five characters: Captain Nemo Captain Ahab Harlequin Sir Richard Francis Burton (the PJ Farmer one) Michael Valentine Smith Honorable mention to L...
by KOS
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
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End O' The World As We Know It

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Primary fave "end of the world" fiction: Short fiction category - "Adam and no Eve" by Alfred Bester. "Thunder And Roses" by Theodore Sturgeon "Inconstant Moon" by Larry Niven "Heirs of the Perisphere" by Howard Waldrop "The Deathbird" by some Old Jewish Guy in th...
by KOS
Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
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The Difference Engine

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm "The Difference Engine" was by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. It's one of those unfortunate collaborations that captures none of the magic of either collaborator's solo work, and yet manages to feature all of the weaknesses of both. A great idea for a story, t...
by KOS
Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
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That Jubilee

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm "Yeah, 'Bring The Jubilee', that was the title of that Ward Moore book," KOS seemed depressed. That Christmas cold had really taken a lot out of him. He turned to the bookshelf and squinted through his Wal-Mart glasses for a good ten seconds. "Of course 'The Iron ...
by KOS
Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 33116

Alternate Histories

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Well no-one mentioned the greatest of them such as "Come The Jubilee" by Ward Moore (the South won and it's not what you'd expect), "Pavane" by Keith Roberts (where the Invincible Armada lived up to its' name, and England in 1968 is more like 1768. with many littl...
by KOS
Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 33116

Name: KOS Source: unca20070202.htm Dear Harlan, "Dreams With Sharp Teeth" is such a wonderful honor for you. Since you're not the producer, you may not have the answers to my questions, but just in case: What are the chances of Webderlanders getting a group screening? (I don't mind paying for one.)...

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