I've seen the books--was totally unable to help Amy in any way. Yes, it was a lot of dedicated work on her part, and I hope a careful and dedicated sci fi fan will do her careful scan justice. She's careful, so the validation should be easy. Cindy --- Evan Reese <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Jeepers! That sounds like a lot of dedicated work! I > can't validate it, too > many other prior obligations, but I'll definitely > pick it up when it gets > into the collection. > > Thanks for conscientiously doing this difficult job. > > Evan > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Amy Goldring Tajalli > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:12 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] New Submission - Finally > > > Hello everyone, > > I just submitted Alfred Bester's Virtual > Unrealities a collection of 17 > short stories which will challenge any reader, even > those who are used to > modern science fiction. Bester's characters speak > more languages than most > of us know or even recognize but he knows that, I > assume, as we don't need > to know most of what they are saying - only that > they are speaking in many > languages and, mostly, in clichï¿½ phrases. Often it > is enough to know that > someone is speaking to 3 different people in 3 > different languages to know > that the female has show her brilliance as a > hostess. The story "The Pi > Man" may drive some reader's crazy but if you have > patience the meaning > comes clear and you may be as fascinated as I was 50 > years ago and still am. > But also frustrated. > > I included "scanner's notes" at the beginning of > the book [on a blank > page] as an introduction to explain the sentences > which might end up being a > bunch of meaningless words on the left margin or > which might be as the are > in the book - in interesting shapes so that the > shape of the sentence is > what it means. One character had lunch in Paris and > the sentence that tells > us that is in the shape of the Eiffel tower. > Because of that, the reader > may not read it in a way that makes sense so > throughout the book I had notes > describing what was not visible and putting the > sentences so that they could > imagine the shape and understand the image Bester > has created. > > I hope when it is available many of you will read > it and if you like it > please let me know. And if you did not like my notes > please tell me that > also. > > Amy > omsm > > agoldringtajalli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Moody friends. Drama queens. Your life? Nope! - their life, your story. Play Sims Stories at Yahoo! Games. http://sims.yahoo.com/ To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.