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More Stuff To Read, More Time To Write

Nothing new on the mail front, except a complementary copy of Flesh & Blood #4, from kindly Jack Fisher. Very slick looking.

Made a trip to Barnes & Noble yesterday. Amongst our purchases was Our Dumb Century, from The Onion. Hysterical. A selection of my favorite speculative related headlines:

  • Thursday, February 2nd, 1922 - Nosferatu Elected Chancellor of Germany: Vampire Committed to Ending Economic Crisis (story continues on page 6)
  • Friday, April 30th, 1937 - Nation Escapes Depression Through Fanciful Works of H. P. Lovecraft: Fantastical Tales of Better Times Allow Readers to Forget Troubles
  • Thursday, February 20th, 1947 - Japs, Nazis Victorious in Alternate Philip K. Dick Universe: President Discloses Tragic Outcome of War in Parallel Reality
  • Friday, October 4th, 1957 - U.S. Populace Now 85 Percent Body-Snatcher Pod People
  • Saturday, June 10th, 1967 - Harlan Ellison: 'Not Everything Coming Out of the Lab is Good and Beautiful and Why Can't Someone Do A Good Radio Show Like The Mysterious Traveller You Bastards' (page 21)
  • Thursday, May 1st, 1975 - Earth Under Attack By Paper-Mache Aliens; World Leaders Plead, 'Save Us, Doctor Who' (page 6A)
  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 1994 - Spielberg Reveals the Two Secrets of His Success: Monsters, Jews (Movies, page 12C)

Finally, today was the last day of my temporary appointment at the library. I'm now gainfully unemployed, and will be for the next two to four months! How exciting (and terrifying)!