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LJ Modern SF Classics #1

Classic science fiction updated for our time and place. Today we'll be beginning with that great lost work of apocalyptic rock and roll and something that is almost but not quite Glastonbury, Mck Frrn's Txts of Fstval

Just as a sampler: the first paragraph.

"Th mrshlnd hd rn 4 a dyz walk. A dy hd passd snce he hd cm dwn frm th hll cntry. 3 dyz of slppng thru hs hme hll lnd, skrtng th inhbtd vllys, avding grm hrders who clwd lvng frm th crrded hlls & grw svge n thr isoltn. & thn a cl, drty dy trdgng thru th lwlnd swmp, pckng a wy on th brkn pvd srfce whr swmp ratz sqlld & sld awy as he approchd."

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jaq
Dec. 5th, 2003 02:42 am (UTC)
Ow, my eyes!
landsmand
Dec. 5th, 2003 05:51 am (UTC)
Mick Farren
...a classic. Former Information Minister of the White Panther Party in the 60s and producer of some wonderful faux-Western trash since. I hate myself for loving his work. Who could forget the pointless adventures of Billy, Reave and the Minstrel Boy?
sbisson
Dec. 5th, 2003 08:13 am (UTC)
Re: Mick Farren
Great man. See his piece on the early days of prog rock in the November Mojo?

Ah, The DNA Cowboys</a>. You ever see the 4th one he wrote in the 90s?
micheinnz
Dec. 5th, 2003 11:07 am (UTC)
I stopped after the first two sentences because I noticed myself grinding my teeth with frustration.

Txt spk pisses me off, especially when it's unnecessary.
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