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Mostly, though, we enjoy hearing what you have to say about the SF Site. No publishing enterprise can survive long without paying close attention to its audience, and we're no different. If you've got a comment or thoughtful suggestion, or if you just want to complain about that durned dead link, we want to hear about it.


Looking for Laurell K. Hamilton

From: T. Thomas

I looked through the reviews of October books and did not find one for Laurell K. Hamilton's Blue Moon. She is fairly well known (in fact she has made the top 100 at USA Today and Amazon Books) and her books do have a growing following. I was disappointed to find that your magazine did not review this new book.
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Art: Lee MacLeod

Despite the surface adventure / action look, the books have a depth that keeps the lists full of debates and gives the readers varying levels of society to consider. At the very least, she delves into what one must sacrifice to survive in a violent world where dominance means survival.

I hope that you will give her books some consideration in the future.

We certainly will. In celebration of the arrival of the latest volume, Ace kindly sent us a set of all eight Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novels, and reviewer Pat Caven hasn't left her reading room ever since. She promises a complete series review for our December 1st issue. For those of you who are just interested in the details on the latest, reviewer Kim Fawcett will have a look at Blue Moon. Be sure to check back.

Looking for Michael Whelan

From: Christopher M. Glenn, Ph.D.

At http://www.sfsite.com/depts/art01.htm [The SF Site Artist's Page}, Michael Whelan's link (glassonion.com) is no longer valid. I recall a couple of months ago they were moving the site, but....

Do you know to where they moved it?

Yes. It's now at http://www.michaelwhelan.com/.

RibMan to the Rescue

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From: Rich Davis and John Sprengelmeyer

Hi,

We thought you might get a kick out of our dim-witted Superhero:

RibMan: Superhero To The Superheroless
http://www.supercomics.com

Hope you have time to stop by and check us out.

We did, and we did. Although it took a while to load, the RibMan site is more than worth the effort. It's an exceptional comic, for the Web or otherwise. Keep up the good work, and good luck!


Questions on Philip K. Dick

From: cabba@trentu.ca


Philip K. Dick

I was wondering if you could help me out. I'm not very familiar with the works of Philip K Dick but I believe he does, at some point, focus on the division of self (people who come to experience themselves as primarily split between mind and body). If so, and you know of the novels in which this occurs and wouldn't mind helping me out, could you let me know?

As I understand it (and I may very well be mistaken) he writes of himself and his alter-ego. Does the theme of schizophrenia surface in his novels? If so, could you let me know which ones emphasize this mind-body split?

I hope this e-mail makes some sense. I am currently looking for a novel that exemplifies some claims made by RD LAING concerning schizophrenia. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Thanks for the questions. Managing Editor Rodger Turner's 10-part Philip K. Dick Reading List, which started 'way back in our June 1996 issue, summarizes each of Dick's works. It also lists over a dozen Web resources on Dick and his work. Hope this helps.


From: Jason Koornick

Hi SF Site,

Great site you guys have going. I really like what you've done with the Philip Dick section. Great resource and reviews of the book.

I noticed that the first two links in your PKD links both weren't working. Would you consider linking to my Dick site called The Twisted Realities of Philip K. Dick. It's got some great content and resources. The URL is: http://www.philipkdick.com.

I've put a link to the SF Site at the bottom. Check it out. Let me know if you can do it and good luck.

We certainly can. Thanks for the link suggestion.

Gaining on the Green Rider

From: Kristen Britain

Green Rider
Thank you very much for posting the review of my first novel, Green Rider [last issue]. Victoria did a great job. One tiny adjustment, however... The book is actually 512 pages long, which is significantly longer than the stated length. It would be great if this could be corrected.

Ooops. Would you believe we thought it was shorter because the pages flew by so fast? Thanks for the correction.

Next issue

The Children Star
In the December issue of the SF Site we'll have reviews of several exciting recent releases, including:

The Children Star by Joan Slonczewski
A Coming Evil by Vivian Vande Velde
The Reel Stuff edited by Brian Thomsen and Martin H. Greenberg
Killing Frost by Dan L. Blake
Galen by Allan Gilbreath

Plus the next installments of Mark Sumner's Unfinished Tales and our Mark V. Ziesing Book List, and our usual columns and detailed New Arrivals features. Be sure to join us on December 1. We'll be here.



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