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by Jan
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: David Loftus redux
Replies: 611
Views: 24996

Bad news first: That's not acting. Look at my Panto video again. Other comments: When the animated characters appear, who can tell so quickly who you are? - I'd have moved the latter clip, where you're solo, to near the front - it's great. (The multi-character clip is absolutely dispensable.) - Quic...
by Jan
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1975 - NO DOORS, NO WINDOWS
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

TIRED OLD MAN (1975) - Writer Billy Landress encounters a mysterious old writer named Marki Strasser at a writers’ party in New York. - Also appears in The Essential Ellison . This story is based, as we learn in the general introduction to the book, on a real event involving the mystery writer Corn...
by Jan
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1975 - NO DOORS, NO WINDOWS
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

1975 - NO DOORS, NO WINDOWS

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2706/spideroe1.jpg NO DOORS, NO WINDOWS http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8656/nodoors1.jpg The first collection of suspense stories by "the leading craftsman in the literature of error and dread." 15 traumatic terror/tales available nowhere else; plus ...
by Jan
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: A daring move?
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: A daring move?

Joao, you shouldn't write in a second language at your age - if at all, do it later. Native English speakers run circles around you (and me) at Asimov's etc.
by Jan
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: Doubts on Writing
Replies: 17
Views: 3592

Re: Doubts on Writing

You should write on whatever device you're comfortable. Harlan didn't grow up with computers and is less comfortable with them, that's all.
by Jan
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453734

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

(me)that fact (if it is) does not address the fact that high population areas in the us are separated by large distances. this different scenario, and the cost/benefit, is the very reason why the us (and europe) are not already fully electric. For the cost of electrification the distance between ci...
by Jan
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453734

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

i would not be surprised if the US will lag behind europe in achieving full elect rail by 20 yrs. or more. our scattered population centers (and elec. grids) and thousands of miles of track in the middle of nowhere give us a bit of a different scenario. Different scenario but not really any more ch...
by Jan
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453734

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Well sure, but by and large trains will be electric. In Germany 90% of DB's trains are electric at the moment. (And modern trains require less energy because they are build with lighter (mostly recyclable) materials, among other reasons.)
by Jan
Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453734

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

fossile fuel is still the source of energy.( 90%)

Trains (in Europe) only need electical power. In Germany, the electrical power is already made up of 16.5% clean energy (2009; will be 30% in 2020), nuclear is at 21% (gone between 2020 and 2030). Power will be cleaner and cleaner over time.
by Jan
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453734

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

cynic: any reasonable shift to more efficient, cost effective rail transport should be embraced, but it will be best realized in transport of freight, not high speed people. the "need" and practicality of high speed passenger rail seems to me as little more sensible than having your own fl...
by Jan
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453734

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Part of the reason why we implemented high speed trains is to provide fast travel at acceptable levels of pollution. I don't think we would have them quite this way if we'd looked at it like the policy advisors cynic quotes. The environment has been a big factor in keeping the German railway alive, ...
by Jan
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Kafkahead, or How I got here
Replies: 24
Views: 3891

Re: Kafkahead, or How I got here

Joao, I posted something for you on page 95 of the Pavilion Annex, in case you didn't see it. (It's okay, no one cares about my postings.)
by Jan
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453734

Joao: You write in Portuguese, which is also the language of Brazil, which has a larger SF/F community and perhaps more magazines. Portuguese also has the advantage of being easily translateable into Spanish later on. You mentioned elsewhere the cost of having books shipped in from America - you sho...
by Jan
Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453734

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

There. Did it again, gave Harlan an epiphany.

And what good does Rob ever do?
by Jan
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453734

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

but eulogies pop up in the Pav quite regularly Good God, I hadn't noticed. and, clearly, they will continue to do so. Congratulations then. Actors, et al, are all part of an industry Harlan has been connected with for 50 years. That's your reasoning? For why it's a good idea to keep eulogizing peop...

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