Thursday, November 16, 2006
Ansible #231 / Dave Langford / 94 London Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5AU, U.K. / U.S. Agent: Janice Murray, P.O. Box 75684, Seattle WA 98125-0684 / SAE or. / http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/Ansible / Langford's one-sheet newszine touches on personalities ("Harlan Ellison has launched further exciting litigation"), British conventions, and the usual hilarious segments, "As Others See Us" (a.k.a. "Sci Fi Weirdos and Their Flying Saucers") and "Thog's Masterclass" (croggling sentences from writers who should know better). The always-too-extensive R.I.P. section includes two guys I knew slightly, John M. Ford and Charles L. Grant -- both younger and far more accomplished than me, and both tremendous losses. The zine ends with the shock, at presstime, of Tucker's death. Indispensable, of course.