persona non sequitur

a review of media by a slightly jaded baby boomer.

Sunday, July 29, 2018


"Here is an example of what happens when somebody takes their hyper-real beliefs rather too stringently to heart. Around British science fiction fandom in the 1980's was a woman who was an enthuiastic  participant  of the occult/pagan fringe which often overlaps F& SF  fandom. Her prefered personal mythos was Pern...from the books of Anne McCaffery.. As you can imagine when this person finally got to meet  Ms McCaffery herself, it was quite an important  moment, one in which she  spent explaining in  excruciating detail to McCaffertty what the author and the books got wrong about Pern, on the basis that she had been there via the astral plane and knew better."

from  DARK LORE VOLUME 8 page 109. "Believing in Fiction", byIan Vincent. 


At 2:54 PM, Blogger DanP said...

I'm glad somebody straightened McCaffrey out on that!


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