Thursday, September 8th, is THE 50th Anniversary day for Star Trek. On this day in 1966, the first episode – The Man Trap – aired on NBC.)
NEWS LETTERS & PRESS RELEASES (full text below)
Pandemonium Book News; ERB Book News from Jim Gerlach
Fighting Sexual Harassment at Cons (via Jim C. Hines)
Puppies Revealed: Interview with Former Puppy Queen Kate Paulk: (Of course it wasn’t a slate backed by a campaign run by non-politicians….)
Five Years With Trump’s Base: Where’s the Valium?
Conservatives Have Bigger Amygdala’s (also known as the scaredy-cat region of the brain)
SPECIAL WORLDCON VIDEO COMMENTARY SECTION (a sampling of what goes for thinking out there – From both 2015 and 2016)
Puppies & the Hugos (note: narrator erroneously refers to Hugos as a ‘popular’ award: folks, precision of language is important here)
Note: There is NO Cabal. The Hugo Awards are not a “popular vote” (they require membership in WSFS.): NO AWARD has ALWAYS been an option: A voting list with a political campaign behind it IS a slate. BOTH the 2015 and the 2016 results were a WIN for Fandom and no amount of puppy whining can alter that fact. (Query: who is responsible for letting the puppies get at the Ex-Lax?)
Bat-Man before Batman (via Darren Garrison on File 770)
Ray Gun Auction (starts on page 14)
WSFS Business Meeting Videos, Now Without Commercial Interruption (HD, longer segments)
Del Rey 2016 Sampler (Kindle/Free)
DragonCon 2016 Dragon Awards Soon to be announced)
Message From Space May not be a message, and it might not be from space
PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS
Dear Friend of ERB:THE BIBLIOGRAPHY by Robert B. Zeuschner….
If you are receiving this email, you played a role in helping to publish Bob’s wonderful bibliography. This project is truly a team effort. Some of you were involved in consulting with Bob about the massive amount of research he compiled. Others of you were a part of the production team. We couldn’t have done it without you.
The book is finally shipped and all pre-orders and new orders have been filled. And the response has been very encouraging.
Thanks again for all your help.
I just got word about the following review just posted by blogger and author Brian Leno.
And if you missed the reviews by Michael Sellers, Ricky L. Brown and Tracy Griffin – they are definitely worth the read.
EXCERPTS FROM FIRST REVIEWS: (Links are included to the full reviews)
“ . . . Thanks to the tenacious research effort of author Dr. Robert B. Zeuschner spanning over two decades, Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography is one of the most, if not the most complete catalogs of Burroughs’ U.S. and Canadian publications from 1911 to the present. . . . When the review copy first arrived, the immediate reaction was simply, “Wow.” This is a massive compilation sure to draw the interests of collectors, libraries, and ardent fans of the author. . . . .” Ricky L. Brown – Amazing Stories Reviews Editor Posted 08.09.16 https://amazingstories.com/2016/08/review-edgar-rice-burroughs-bibliography-robert-b-zeuschner/
“Christmas has come early for fans and scholars of Edgar Rice Burroughs, with the publication of Dr. Robert B. Zeuschner’s Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography, a spectacular and passionately assembled compendium representing two decades of work spent documenting the complete catalogue of Burroughs’ North American published works. Zeuschner has done far more than simply document the works of Burroughs, however — he has breathed life into the telling of the history of Burroughs’ published output . . . . I have been waiting for years for Dr. Zeuschner . . . to complete his epic project, and when it arrived — I found that it exceeds even my highest expectations. It’s an essential and extraordinary labor of love, passion, curiosity, and insight.”Michael Sellers, author of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography on The Tarzan Files
”In 1996, Robert B. Zeuschner . . . delivered an updated and expanded bibliography… (that) quickly became the authoritative reference in the field. . . Twenty years later, further expanded and revised, Zeuschner’s bibliography is now available in an aesthetic layout that enhances his decades of research. . . .Titled succinctly Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography, the work has grown from 287 pages to more than 700, with 2,000 entries and 500 color illustrations. Zeuschner continued his practice of consulting fellow experts in the field to augment his own research, resulting in a well-vetted reference work that will swiftly gain recognition as the definitive Burroughs bibliography. . . “Scott Tracy Griffin, Author, Tarzan on Film (Titan Books, 2016), Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration (Titan Books, 2012)