Re: Dr E

Damien Broderick (
Thu, 03 Dec 1998 11:25:58 -0800

Hi Eli

At 06:13 PM 12/2/98 -0600, you wrote:

>I was kind of hoping that would be my great-grandparents' generation.)

Well, I'm just hoping like blazes that *I* can hang on long enough. I have my doubts, alas.

>Are any of "us" in this new book?

Robin Hanson gets a nod. Jeff Dee the >Humanist is cited several times. 'gene is quoted. You're not; sorry 'bout that. :)

>Are you looking for proofreaders?

Aaargh. It's just abt to go to the printers, after a typically nightmarish sequence of sloppy editing and proofings, re-set endnotes and superscripts, lost details, etc (despite everything being done electronically; I suspect much of the last minute stuff was *physically re-keyed*, thereby losing my own careful proofing). Thanx for the offer.

>The Spike from a relative
>He says that it was "popular" in

Very loosely speaking. I doubt that it sold as many as 5000 copies. Still, that's pro rata equal to what, 45,000 in the States? Barely visible, really, but better than a slap in the face with a dead fish.

>I really have to move to Australia someday. A surprising proportion of my
>favorite people are there, and it's out of the path of nuclear fallout.

Not a bad place to live, especially if you have some money or a decent alternative (well-placed research set-up, whatever). I suspect if India and Pakistan nuke each other we'd still get some crap in the air.

But even with email et al, we still *so fucking isolated* over here. Lots to be said for the States as a base.

Best, Damien