Sunday, December 11, 2011

Spathic Files update

There's a new episode (is that the right term?) of The Spathic Files. I very much look forward to seeing the results of the project--I have tweeted the UK conference folks mentioned in hopes that they're going to publish (dead tree or otherwise) proceedings, and can't wait--all right, I have to wait, so I guess I can; I just don't like it--to find out what happens at the Console-ing Passions conference!

UPDATE: do read Kaseido's comment on this post, and keep an eye on the "Spathic Files"-tagged items.

P.S. I don't recall whether I already mentioned this here, but, for those seeing "spathic" and scratching their heads: minerals are called "spathic" if they resemble spar, in particular by having good cleavage. It's used humorously to refer to a buxom character in Spider Robinson's Callahan's Bar short story "Did You Hear the One About...?", and if you didn't know that already, I hope you'll head promptly to your favorite source of books and acquaint yourself with that lamentably fictional establishment.

P.P.S. It was used earlier in Algis Budrys's classic SF novel Michaelmas, which I similarly urge you to read.

1 comment:

Kaseido said...

Thanks, Mel!

I'll keep posting everything I own the copyright to on my own blog: the "spathic files" tag - - will link to *everything*

And if anybody wants to talk with me about the project, just comment on a post there, or ping me in SL - Kaseido Quandry.

Thanks always for your support, Mel!