on January 7, 1997
I received this book as a gift from my non-cyber-savvy brother, and immediately assumed
that it was going to be a silly, sensationalist, overwrought work of pornography.
I was delighted to find I was wrong. It turned out to include some extraordinarily thoughtful fiction,
several pieces of which were quite appropriately anti-cyber and humanistic. The selection are excellent,
wide-ranging, often a *lot* of fun, and have provoked not only the expected lower arousal but also an
unexpected and pleasing arousal of a more intellectual nature. I recommend this book.
on June 27, 1997
I am delighted this nifty antho is doingso well. My story, "Bots," is included,and is *the first, the very first* fiction ever puiblished about IRC -- originally in 1995 in a small press mag, PUCK, and now angthologized all over. Hey, if you're reading this, check out my other books here at amazon.com! Buy em!