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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2019, 09:57:23 pm »
https://www.tor.com/2019/09/26/6-sff-restaurants-and-bars-we-want-to-visit/

Terrible list; doesn't mention Callahan's, or All Jolson's of Ahnk Morpork. Who else would you add?
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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2019, 02:27:16 am »
The White Hart, a fine place for drink and conversation, from Arthur C. Clarke's "Tales Of The White Hart".
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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2019, 05:34:00 am »
There was another from long, long ago, I think L. Sprague deCamp, where they had tiny flying pink elephants infesting the bar.
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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2019, 06:36:13 am »
Too many to name.

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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2019, 07:00:11 am »
Interesting! I knew a scientist who had Addison's. When I saw her after her diagnosis, I didn't recognize her. She had lost 50lb, cut her hair, and her entire manner was different. Not better or worse, at least to my eye; just entirely different.

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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2019, 09:09:14 am »
Didn't President Kennedy have Addison's disease? Something that came out after his death?

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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2019, 11:30:31 am »
I believe so. The thing about endocrine diseases is that they can look within the range of normal function if you didn't know the person before onset. And, particularly for females, it's frequently exhausting to get medical staff who don't know you to take you seriously.

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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2019, 03:40:37 pm »
I hear that. It was an excellent doctor, who had only seen me for two yearly physicals, who took a chance remark and diagnosed my autoimmune disease.

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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2019, 06:49:40 am »
That's a keeper!

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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2019, 03:47:39 am »
I read about that. I don't recall reading his books.

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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2019, 03:03:36 am »
I enjoyed "The Final Reflection" a great deal; I don't recall seeing any of the rest.
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Re: News in the F/SF field, serious or silly
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2019, 07:53:48 am »
I can recommend "How Much For Just The Planet" as slapstick Star Trek humor.
He wrote in the Liavek shared world collections too, I've got his novel/collection from that world.
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