Discussion: Movable Feasting
Movable feasting. Yah, I'm rippin' from Ernest, but there it is. I had thought to pose a different discussion question when this idear came to mind. First, though, a teensy bit of background. Air by Geoff Ryman. Have you read it yet? If so, why not? I've pushed this book on a different Oort thread SPLINK before, but I feel compelled to push it some more. Why? Because I've never read an sf book that made me want to weep for joy at the end. It's so got-dam human as well, that I can't get over how it's not getting more press than it deserves. I like it so much, in fact, that I'm willing to mail my copy to you, pay for the postage and all, so that you can read it.
And that's the basis of the idear. I think we've all got books like this that we feel people must read, but, because we don't always have electronic copy, that means picking up a copy at a bookstore and so forth [and so on...]. So, what about a Postal Library Interchange? Sending my copy of Air out to somebody (in the States at any rate) is going to be 5 buckaroos or so. I'm not a rich man, but I can handle that. Look up my contact info on the oort-o-tronics (srry, I want to avoid lurking bots) and send me some mail with the subject line, "I NEED AIR!" so that I know yr serious. First come first serve. Or sumpthin'. Then, when yr done with it, I can send the addy of the next person it's to go to, or you can mail it back to me. I think of it as Community Service for Writers. What do you think?