Re: damn libraries!! : ) re: the Spike

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 21:32:10 MST

At 07:00 PM 3/21/01 -0900, John Grigg wrote:

>Emlyn wrote:
>>Seeing as how I am another one of those penny pinching, cost
>externalising aussie socialists, I borrowed it from the library.

>Well, borrowing from the public library is usually just fine but THIS time
>[...] actually buy the book!
>[...] If everyone on this list buys just 10,000 copies, Damien can live
the lifestyle

Hee hee.

Actually I'm all in favor of having people order a copy of the Forge 2001
edition from their local or university library. That's how I get hold of
most books myself, after all, unless they arrive as review copies. And if I
like what I read that way, I'll often go buy the paperback when it comes
out, so I can have it on the shelf. (I *think* the current edition of THE
SPIKE is only available in hard cover.)

It's substantially updated and expanded, by the way, to take account of
post-1997 extrope geniuses like Robert Bradbury.

The book I'm waiting on most desperately is the revised edition of THE
DREAMING, which are preparing to offer as an e-book
download. That's the [slightly retitled] 1980 novel of mine that gets cited
on all the lists of SF Good Things, to my delight. I'll strut my stuff with
details when that happens.

Damien Broderick

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