Re: what they're saying about THE SPIKE

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 21:41:19 MDT

At 07:44 AM 4/19/01 -0400, Jim Fehlinger wrote:

>> Here's what one reader says about THE SPIKE on

>> The jacket blurb casts this... in the tradition of
>> Arthur C. Clarke's "Profiles of the Future." ...
>> [But] Clarke he ain't.

>And I'm no 12-year-old anymore (the age at which
>_Profiles of the Future_ was my Bible), so any such comparison
>would be rather difficult to make, at least for me.

I was a bit older than that, but I know the feeling.

The hilarious aspect of the nasty crack on the site by the
anonymous `reader' is that the supposed `publisher's jacket blurb' drawing
the comparison between Clarke's book and mine is a direct quote from...
Arthur C. Clarke. In his latest edition of PROFILES OF THE FUTURE.

BTW, I'm terribly sorry for reposting that review in a form that came out
the other end looking as if it had been pre-chewed into small stupid
fragments. Ah, there's a metonomy for you. :)

Damien Broderick

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