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Matt
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 01:14 am:   

Maybe someone can help me identify two stories I've read in F&SF. They're no more than six or seven years old. One is about some space station on a planet, a compound or something, and there's a fence around it to keep malignant aliens out. A guy guards the perimeter, and aliens keep showing up at the gate, disguised as his old friends etc, trying to convince the guard to let them inside. The other story -- well, I remember only a fragment, namely of a poster of the moon. This guy has a poster with a photo of the moon on it in his room, but somehow the moons disappears. I know it's kinda flimsy, but hopefully someone remembers these stories. They're very good - I'm pretty sure you'll all agree, once we've identified them and everybody has re-read them :-)
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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 04:34 am:   

Story number one is Ray Aldridge's "Soul Pipes" from the December 2002 issue.

Story number two is Dana Wilde's "The Green Moon" from the Feb. 2000 issue (and reprinted in ONE LAMP).

I agree they're both good stories.
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 05:19 am:   

For those people who ask "Why do you read that sci-fi stuff?", "The Green Moon" is one of those stories that you can hold up and say "Because you can do *this*."
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DA
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 11:27 am:   

I haven't seen the story... what is so likeable about it? Purely opinion-wise. I'm informally polling the electorate on what editors are digging, short story-wise.
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Matt
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 12:08 pm:   

Oh wow, that's great! Many thanks Mr Van Gelder! (BTW, you're doing an amazing job with the magazine.)
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Liz
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 02:36 pm:   

Gordon, your brain is huge.
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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 08:08 pm:   

You're just trying to give me a swelled head, Liz.
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Liz
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 05:41 am:   

The better to steal your mojo, my dear.
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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 01:02 pm:   

Steal my mojo? I think you have me confused with Austin Powers---and he works for Interzone, I believe. ("Andy Cox---International Man of Mystery!")
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Liz
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 08:12 pm:   

Hmm... well, you do wear very Austin-like glasses, that must be it.
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 09:31 pm:   

He has much better teeth though.
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Todd Mason
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 09:59 pm:   

John, that might be the best example of Faint Praise I've read all year. Particularly given the vagueness of reference as to which man has the superior choppers.
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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 05:21 am:   

I thought Austin got his teeth fixed at the end of one of the movies.
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Jamie Rosen
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 06:39 am:   

The first one.

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