Saturday, February 19, 2005

What Was in the Mystery Package 

1) A CD Rom, with a loose yellow paper label beginning "I am converted to you, Children mine!"

2) A cover letter, of sorts, with a five-pointed star graphic in the header aligned with Russian text; and in Roman text, an 11-page letter, decorated by religious icon graphics, beginning "I am, God Supreme, your Father meet your" [sic] and signed on the first sheet "God Supreme"; paperclipped to a turquoise slip with text beginning "Only what I want from my Children it have been understand me." [sic], and a pink slip with header "Message you Creator messenger" [sic] followed by Russian text and a handwritten telephone number 8(443) 29-54-91, followed by "GOD SUPREME" and further Russian text.

3) Several sheets of English text, beginning with "( At 13years the schoolgirl the third eye >>) has opened<<" [sic], stapled to several double-sized (17x11) sheets of photocopied articles in Russian.

4) 161 double-sided, single-spaced pages of manuscript beginning with a large red-font header "The First Book / The man lives in other world after death" [sic], and ending finally with the para "Means, we have hope for the future. Nikolay, I shall keep in myself thy image, carry him in years. And now leave me. I do not wish to thee troubles at work. And before meeting... Before meeting..."



P.S.: There are some dead links on the Locus links page...
Obviously you have been given a head start on the undiscovered Russian SF explosion.

Here is your opportunity! Will you be known as the Father of the new Russian ouevre or just a poor sap who missed the bus?
I've been reading Russian and Eastern-European SF since I was a kid. (Soviet-era SF, that is.)

I'd like to read the new Russian SF, if only I could find it. And that weird package might not be "it."

Can someone please find out more about the present state of SF in Russia...?

Post a Comment

king under the dome

doctorow makers

banks transition

kress steal sky

atwood year flood

roberts yellow blue tibia

wilson julian comstock

 ness ask and answer

collins catching fire

collins hunger games

sawyer flashforward

baker hotel

disch proteus

tan tales

mazzucchelli asterios

zebrowski empties

morrow shambling

hamilton cpt future

beckett genesis

meller evo rx


kurzweil transcend

sawyer wake

ness knife never letting go

barzak love we share

mcewan cement garden

holland sci-fi art

gladwell outliers

bittman food matters

baggini what's it all about

Still in progress:

ross rest is noise

aldiss billion year spree

pollan omnivore's dilemma

Mark R. Kelly

The opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of Mark R. Kelly, and do not reflect the editorial position of Locus Magazine.
Latest Posts

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?