Benjamin Rosenbaum

Comments on "Gernsback and I, and the Call of Nature"

Nice job with the Nature invitation! I've only seen a couple of stories from that series, but they've been memorable ones: David Langford's "comp.basilisk FAQ" and Greg Egan's "Only Connect".

Posted by Dan Percival at March 29, 2005 01:37 PM

Wow, Ben! Congrats! I can barely contain myself, and I'm just a friend! I can hardly imagine what you're going through :)

Keep it up, man!

Posted by Matt at March 29, 2005 01:39 PM

If it would help, I could not vote for your story for the Hugo. :)

Posted by Patrick Samphire at March 30, 2005 04:43 AM

No, no, that's far too much to ask. You go on ahead... vote your conscience. I'll just suffer.

:-)

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at March 30, 2005 09:10 AM

I just read the nominated story, and in my own arrogant opinion, it's brilliant. I'm itching to find somebody to read it aloud to, but most strangers won't sit still for that sort of thing...

Thanks,
-V.

Posted by Vardibidian at March 30, 2005 10:49 AM

Thanks V! I assume you mean the Hugo-nominated one?

Although the whole award nomination thing is, as observed, oddly stressful (maybe it's the legions of anonymous voters set to judge you? the sense of weird disjunction of arriving at a dreamed-of milestone, still carrying your human load of doubt and fear?), hearing from actual people that they liked actual stories is very happymaking. Yay!

Ben

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at March 30, 2005 11:30 AM

I can't believe I neglected to cogratulate you on the Hugo nomination! Maybe it came as no surprise...

What a great story, and in good company, too.

Posted by Dan Percival at March 30, 2005 11:42 AM

PS: I'd sign up for an MP3 of "Biographical Notes..." read by Vardibidian. Ben, would you permit such a thing?

Posted by Dan Percival at March 30, 2005 11:45 AM

Yes I would!

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at March 30, 2005 11:48 AM

Yep, the Hugo-nominated one. And I'm tempted to go ahead and record that mp3, which would certainly teach Dan a lesson.

Thanks,
-V.

Posted by Vardibidian at March 30, 2005 09:36 PM

School me, I dare you.

Posted by Dan Percival at March 31, 2005 11:34 AM

Regarding the Nature short-shorts: until recently, the current series was available online, but they've now restricted access to subscribers only, forcing the rest of us to make a physical trip to the library.

Jonathan Strahan has a couple posts about the series; the latest is here.

Posted by Ted at March 31, 2005 01:59 PM

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