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1. What was the first S~G novel you read, and how did you encounter it? What did you think of the a)cover, b)novel inside. Why did you buy it, or pick it off the library shelf? When did you read your second one? Which one hooked you? Which is your favorite? Your least favorite? (and why)
I ran across a copy of Unto Zeor Forever in a bookstore that dealt with the odds and ends of sales runs. It was the only copy they had. As for the cover all I thought was "What a different cover!" It wasn't so much the cover but the blurb that made me buy it. At the time I had no clue there were other volumes to be had. Perhaps I'm just weird, but I really liked Mahogany Trinrose and I think it is my favorite only because I like things of an esoteric nature. I don't think I have a least favorite.
2. When did you first find S~G fandom, and how and why? Have you introduced anyone else to this fandom? How long have you been involved and why so long?
It was many years later that I discovered S~G fandom. It was through a friend in San Diego then Karen via Marge Robbins. How? Donna told me that the S~G Welcommittee was looking for someone to do some lettering and I was given an address to send a sample to. (And I forget if it was to go to Marge or Karen, but I'm thinking it was probably Marge. ) Marge told me one day after we'd been corresponding a little while that Karen Litman was having fits about getting CZ done and I offered to help. You'd have though I walked on water when I called her to make my offer. That was ghods! late 80's early 90's I think.
7. What other writers are on your favorites list? Whose books do you shelve beside Sime~Gen? Are you in touch with any other author-fandoms? Which?
Jeeze! I have over two hundred books (not counting my occult stuff!!) in my library! I have Heinlein, Laurell K. Hamilton, Elaine Bergstrom, Ann McCaffrey, Jean Lorrah, Arthur C. Clark....a ton of stuff. No, I haven't written to other authors in recent living memory. Although I have a constant stream of e-mail from the Hogwarts Alumni Association...an adult Harry Potter fan group. A very intelligent lot they are.
Linda L. Whitten
Not Slytherin! Not Slytherin!