The Leaky Establishment by Dave Langford is the first ebook from that distinguished firm, Ansible Editions.
In honor of the occasion I have posted the glowing review of the humorous novel I wrote for Marty Cantor’s No Award.
Coming next from Ansible Editions is an ebook collection of Algis Budrys’ F&SF review columns.
Mike: The three volumes of Algis Budrys’s criticism have ALREADY been published by Ansible Editions/Lulu. I bought them. You should too. Martin
Those are print-on-demand editions. The ebook is still to come.
Bah! What do I need pyoo-nee digital books for! I have this book in paper!
It is a very funny Novel! Any one who does not already have this book in paper, should get it.
Delightful book. One way Langford was ahead of his time: If the NSA catches one of its employees reading a publicly available book that reveals things it doesn’t want revealed, it will seize the book, stamp it CONFIDENTIAL, and then shred it.
Thank you, Mike! I am awed and gratified that you spontaneously promoted me before I could get around to dropping subtle hints, or even unsubtle ones. The review is fondly remembered, and I must add a link to it from the Leaky page on my site.
After the huge posthumous John Sladek collection back in 2002, collecting the Budrys F&SF columns is my proudest publishing achievement. Not mine alone: Greg Pickersgill nagged those books into being, did all the scanning, and proofread the whole lot after I’d done a little dilettante typesetting and indexing. Seeing the matched set on the shelf not only gives me a smug feeling but makes me wonder about reissuing the original =Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf= in matching format. No, no, this is madness!
Frankly, I fail to see what’s so funny about working at a giant government nuclear laboratory.
That’s because you never took a boson home by accident.