The Orca Spoiler - Time to let it go? (was Re: Proof Mario is Alive?...)

Mon Dec 5 09:16:05 PST 2005

At 11:35 AM 12/5/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>>>[Spoiler] that indicate she believes Mario is still current and active
>>Shouldn't we "spoiler" these bits? I don't think everyone on the list has
>>read all of the books.
>Isn't the mailing list the final stage of total Brust addiction? How can 
>you have considered getting on this list until you have read all of the 
>books and are impatiently waiting for the next?

Next month will be the 10th anniversary of the release of Orca and I think 
it might be time to let that particular spoiler go.  The Issola spoiler is 
4 years old this month (3 years if you want to count from the paperback 
publication) so I don't mind hanging on to that one, for now.

Yes, I do know that there are some people on this list who haven't read all 
of the books, but I still think it's a bit silly for us to still be using a 
spoiler-warning for a book that's 10 years old on a list designed to 
discuss these books.  If this was a general-purpose, SF mailing-list, then 
sure.  But the Orca spoiler is central to many of the discussion on this 
list, as I suspect the Issola spoiler will be when Dzur comes out.

Can we put something in the sign-up email that says something to the effect 
of, this mailing is for the discussion of Steven Brust's Dragaera novels, 
be warned that you might see spoilers if you haven't read them all yet.

Charley Sumner

An open mind is one thing, letting geese run around in there is completely