pfff. some good yuks. time machine gag is indeed a corker. y'all teased out some interesting strands from it on the show but i'd never thought that hard about it before and doubt i will again. the "character becomes author" device must surely be well-worn; this classic tuomas thread reminded me of the story after i'd forgotten about it for ages.
that new yorker story really does live up to this thread.
― ledge, Friday, 23 May 2008 23:45 (twelve years ago) link
this story was grebt, as was the reading; i have at least two isotopes of the brian aldiss SF anthology but i have no memory of this, which suggests that when i was wee it went right over my head.
text adventure diversion - there's a thriving indie cultues around them, which is, sort of maybe, worth investigating - there's been a bit of talk around them on ilx.
― thomp, Thursday, 29 May 2008 23:09 (twelve years ago) link
Ha, three weeks later, and searching on a friend: o. nate, any chance you've picked up Rivka's novel?
― nabisco, Monday, 23 June 2008 20:57 (twelve years ago) link
No, I haven't yet, but I've seen notices for it all over the place. I'm happy that it's getting a lot of positive reviews. I'd like to read it at some point. That story I mentioned above was the first time I'd heard of her.
― o. nate, Monday, 30 June 2008 20:30 (twelve years ago) link
that wikihistory was hilar. thanks.
― Frogman Henry, Friday, 4 July 2008 04:30 (twelve years ago) link