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April 5th, 2007
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Gay Parenting 101: Don't Children Need Opposite Sex Role Models?

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Date:April 12th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
oh, and i'm a big joel rosenberg fan, so i'm a wee bit starstruck to learn that you're his sister :)


It was sometime in the mid-to-late eighties. I was out at an SF convention in San Diego, chatting with a friend, Tom Galloway, by the pool, and a fan came up to say hi, and he was, well, clearly starstruck to be in the presence of, well, me.

We talked for a few minutes before he took his leave, and Tom was amused. After the fan was out of earshot I started to pontificate -- always a bad idea -- about how flattering but strange that was, and that nobody should feel that intimidated by --

At that moment, I quite literally bumped in Poul Anderson, whose work I had admired for, oh, about twenty years, but who I hadn't ever met.

"P-p-please to meet you, Mr. Anderson," I stuttered out. "You're my biggest fan -- I mean . . . "

Tom, I think, physically injured himself laughing.
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Date:April 13th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
that's a great story, thanks for sharing it :) i was very afraid i'd babble the time i met pratchett, but it turns out my instinct is to go very quiet instead, and have to make a conscious effort to say anything.

eagerly awaiting the third d'shai book, by the way - d'shai is one of the books i buy several copies of to give away to people (keeping company with the likes of windhaven and katherine blake's "the interior life")
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