whilst perusing the offerings at the benbrook public library, i discovered that #1) my fiction section at home is larger and more diverse. #2) their DVD collection rivals the local blockbuster for quantity, diversity, and quality.
also, i discovered sale racks for books deemed no longer worthy of keeping. in the 1-dollar section? “Lavinia” by Ursula K. LeGuin in mint condition, as if it was untouched by human hands. very sad.
also a hilarious artifact from th land before internet: the 1988 Writer’s Market!
(No dot matrix printouts, please, say editors throughout…)
I am still sifting this ancient tome for pearls of wisdom.
here’s something to wrap your brain around. In 1988 there were less than 20 markets for science-fiction and fantasy.
Compared to ralans webstravagazna?
looks like the internet brought us back from the brink, my friends.