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Glimpse Learning Curve on Google Books
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Author:  beamjockey [ Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:51 am ]
Post subject:  Glimpse Learning Curve on Google Books

Personally, I found them tracking mention of geographical sites on a map fascinating.

Don't recall whether I mentioned it anywhere, but heard yesterday from Stacy that she is sending out one advance copy each to me and to the Prize Trust. Too late to get here in time for Comic-Con, but that means I will have one copy to show around at NASFiC.

Anybody else going to NASFiC? Since Tor isn't planning to do anything official with the book, I thought I would open up a hospitality room for one or more nights for people to drop by etc.

Author:  beamjockey [ Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Glimpse Learning Curve on Google Books

The "Places mentioned in this book" map is kind of cute.

Author:  Airgetlam [ Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:51 am ]
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But not terribly precise, I fear. Out of curiosity, I looked at a location relatively close to me (La Jolla), and found that the actual mention was a street in West Hollywood, not the city/town/village of La Jolla (what is it? I go there for dinner occasionally, but don't know what their official designation is).

But I'd agree, it is interesting.

Author:  BillMullins [ Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Glimpse Learning Curve on Google Books

I just read over the decription of RAH's marriage to Elinor Curry as described in _Learning Curve_. Bill P openly speculates: Why did she want to get married at all?

Is there any indication that she thought she was pregnant by Heinlein, and that they got married on that basis? That would be consistent with the details as presented (the impromptu-ness of the marriage, the appearance of lovelessness, a divorce soon after she realized she wasn't pregnant, etc.)

Author:  BillPatterson [ Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:39 pm ]
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BillMullins wrote:
I just read over the decription of RAH's marriage to Elinor Curry as described in _Learning Curve_. Bill P openly speculates: Why did she want to get married at all?

Is there any indication that she thought she was pregnant by Heinlein, and that they got married on that basis? That would be consistent with the details as presented (the impromptu-ness of the marriage, the appearance of lovelessness, a divorce soon after she realized she wasn't pregnant, etc.)

About a pregnancy there isn't any material to speculate with -- except the negative datum that he had not been back to KC since the previous Christmas and there wouldn't have been any doubt by that June. If speculation is to be done, I'd say it's more likely Elinor was looking for a beard. It was a lot more difficult to carry on even in the Roaring Twenties than we can today conceive, unless you had some sort of legitimating factor, and that might have been her motivation. I didn't feel there was enough substance about that speculation to put it in the book.

Author:  beamjockey [ Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Glimpse Learning Curve on Google Books

beamjockey wrote:
Personally, I found them tracking mention of geographical sites on a map fascinating.

Don't recall whether I mentioned it anywhere, but heard yesterday from Stacy that she is sending out one advance copy each to me and to the Prize Trust. Too late to get here in time for Comic-Con, but that means I will have one copy to show around at NASFiC.

Anybody else going to NASFiC? Since Tor isn't planning to do anything official with the book, I thought I would open up a hospitality room for one or more nights for people to drop by etc.


You know what?

I didn't write this. Somebody else's posting has gotten attributed to me. Must be trouble with the forum.

And where is the link I posted to the Google Books sample of the bio?
http://books.google.com/books?id=Z93OvsN2yq8C

Author:  georule [ Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Glimpse Learning Curve on Google Books

Ohh noes, we've just proved that Bill Patterson and Bill Mullins *are really the same person*. How many more of us are they?

Author:  BillMullins [ Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:49 am ]
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georule wrote:
Ohh noes, we've just proved that Bill Patterson and Bill Mullins *are really the same person*. How many more of us are they?


Don't you mean Bill Patterson and Bill Higgins?

Myself, I am Spartacus.

Author:  beamjockey [ Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:33 am ]
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BillMullins wrote:
georule wrote:
Ohh noes, we've just proved that Bill Patterson and Bill Mullins *are really the same person*. How many more of us are they?


Don't you mean Bill Patterson and Bill Higgins?

I get those guys mixed up all the time.

Say, I thought I had my postings set up to append a sigfile with my actual name. But recent postings don't show this. I looked at the signature page in my profile and it says "You are not authorised to define a signature." Even though I am logged in.

"Beamjockey" is Bill Higgins, folks.

Author:  JamesGifford [ Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:14 pm ]
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beamjockey wrote:
looked at the signature page in my profile and it says "You are not authorised to define a signature." Even though I am logged in.

Sorry, must be a side effect of some recent permissions jockeying. Try it now.

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