How did you discover ... ?

Frank Mayhar frank at exit.com
Thu Jun 13 18:07:05 PDT 2002

In a message dated Thu, 13 Jun 2002  6:42:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tyan at twcny.rr.com (Thomas Yan) writes:
> I'm curious.  How did you discover Steve's books, and how 
> did you learn of this mailing list?

I discovered Steve's novels long enough ago that I don't really remember
how.  I was all of 23 at the time, and I assume I picked up a copy of
Jhereg from the local Waldenbooks in Nacogdoches, TX, cesspit of the
universe.  To know that much I had to check the copyright date in that
copy of Jhereg; it was the second printing, in 1983.  At that point, I
didn't yet know about the ARPAnet (which is what it _was_ then) and Usenet
was just getting off the ground itself.  I discovered both about a year

I liked Jhereg, bought Yendi when it came out and the rest is history.
I was a starving student in those days, but now I can actually afford
to buy the first-run hardbacks! :-)

I found out about this mailing list from the reference on Steve's
site, kind of by accident.  Not that I needed any more email (I probably
receive between 200 and 300 messages a day, at least), but at least it's
mostly interesting.
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