attribution (was: BOOKS: Prometheus Rising (perception retraining))

Eric Watt Forste (
Sat, 01 Nov 1997 11:16:25 -0800

Keith Elis writes:
> I'm reminded of the adage (and Eric Watt Forste's well-considered
> sign-off line) "Expectation foils perception."

Just because I've been using this as a tagline for so long, I feel
obliged to point out that AFAIK this maxim originated with Pamela
C. Dean <> in her novel THE WHIM OF THE
DRAGON, though it might have been one of the earlier volumes in
that trilogy. I wouldn't want to steal credit by accident; I only
like to do that sort of thing when I'm deliberate about it. ;)