Friday, March 02, 2007

Another E-Zine ...

Courtesy of the Locus online site.

A new E-Zine has launched, called Darker Matter (this makes me wonder if there is something darker than dark matter, but I digress...)

There are some decent stories there. The big draw is the exclusive interview with Douglas Adams. Quite a trick, you might think. The interview was conducted in 1979. Good stuff, but only part one of three. We'll have to keep tuning in to read the rest of it.


Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

yeah, this is a really good trick. I would say that they would be calling him back from the grave, but old DNA was a "radical atheist" so he probably wouldn't answer the calls or he would be all put out about having to believe in an afterlife to actually be present at the seance so wouldn't they just leave him be.

March 2, 2007 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Camille Alexa said...

a glance at the contents page shows me the names of the contributors:

Ben, David, Duncan, Ken, Ian, Bud, Edward, a mysterious personage writing under the moniker I.E. Lester, And of course, the interview with Douglas.

Remember our discussion the other day about blue mountain bikes and pink swoopy ones? I'm just pointing out...

March 2, 2007 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

Steve: Well there's a story bone, eh? Voice mail for the dead.

LBB: Thank you for pointing that out. I wish I could say I was aware of that at the time.

March 2, 2007 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

Todd, it's been done. Most recently by Neil Gaimen in his Halloween article (I can't remember the newspaper it was in, NYT or WP or something like that). Anyway, it was a blog, where the girl author was talking about suicide. Getting closer to the date, the main character panics, wants to get a hold of her, can't find any personal data, she posts she's going to kill herself that day, he's in a dither. Blog goes dark for a week, there's news of kids committing suicide, and then she starts posting again, abou thow it's so dark and cold where she is... Of course, Neil is much better at it than I am (story in three paragraphs).

March 3, 2007 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

Ah. Well, it's all been done before in some way or fashion, hasn't it? I can't remember the exact reference, but all stories are variations on a number (3/5/7 ?) of themes/plots which were mined well and good by the ancient Greeks.

Doesn't mean we can't try, right? ;-)

March 3, 2007 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

Of course we can, have at.

March 7, 2007 at 1:38 PM  

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