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Saturday, May 10, 2008

what i found at the benbrook public library

whilst perusing the offerings at the benbrook public library, i discovered that #1) my fiction section at home is larger and more diverse. #2) their DVD collection rivals the local blockbuster for quantity, diversity, and quality.

also, i discovered sale racks for books deemed no longer worthy of keeping. in the 1-dollar section? "Lavinia" by Ursula K. LeGuin in mint condition, as if it was untouched by human hands. very sad.

also a hilarious artifact from th land before internet: the 1988 Writer's Market!

(No dot matrix printouts, please, say editors throughout...)
I am still sifting this ancient tome for pearls of wisdom.

here's something to wrap your brain around. In 1988 there were less than 20 markets for science-fiction and fantasy.

Compared to ralans webstravagazna?

looks like the internet brought us back from the brink, my friends.

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