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  •  what a great story! (3+ / 0-)

    You must have been over the moon, having a chance to talk with an author you admired so much.  He sounds like a great guy.

    The earth is what we all have in common. ~ Wendell Berry

    by Knockbally on Fri May 10, 2013 at 12:49:38 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks what was really great (4+ / 0-)

      Was that I hadn't thought about this in years. And yes, those are very fond memories for me. Whenever I have the opportunity to meet someone whose work I admire I always let them know. Very rarely have I received anything other than warmth in return.

      •  I imagine for authors (3+ / 0-)

        you tend to be more anonymous, so somebody's recognition and appreciation must feel pretty good.  I once met Thom Hartmann and tried to make my appreciation known, but I was so nervous I think I must have sounded like I was speaking Martian.  He was very gracious.  :-)

        Also, love"Silverbob".  I guess that was his nickname?

        Finally, Peet's is the best!

        The earth is what we all have in common. ~ Wendell Berry

        by Knockbally on Fri May 10, 2013 at 01:29:39 PM PDT

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      •  what a special special memory (4+ / 0-)

        I met Issac Asimov at a Star Trek convention once but I didn't have the chance to actually talk to him about his work.

        he autographed my copy of The Gods Themselves (another one of my very favorite novels from that time) and I was thrilled.

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        by TrueBlueMajority on Fri May 10, 2013 at 05:20:53 PM PDT

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        •  Asimov's work really held up. (2+ / 0-)
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          helpImdrowning, TrueBlueMajority

          Loved him as a kid.  Still love him.

          Recently re-read some of the Foundation books and Elijah bailey novels.  Robots of dawn was particularly good.

          Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

          by No Exit on Fri May 10, 2013 at 08:16:12 PM PDT

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