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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Guest Editorial
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/16/1997 5:05:00 PM  

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Richard M. Perry <76461.2737@compuserve.com> asks:
> (they even gave a picture of him) The question posed was, "What
> makes someone a fan of science fiction?"

Actually, I'd more or less forgotten having done the article,
and then when I remembered having done it after your comment, took me a
while to remember what the heck I'd said. (This is why I'm a terrible
liar, and thus stick almost exclusively to the truth...I ain't smart
enough to be a very good liar.)

Anyway...thanks.

The question was one that I get a lot, and I finally decided to
redefine the question and attack it from my own perspective. I'm glad
it came out reasonably coherent.

And as for being a fan...yeah, that about covers it. This is a
show for fans, by fans. Which is why it works.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Guest Editorial
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/30/1997 7:15:00 PM  

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Richard M. Perry <76461.2737@compuserve.com> asks:
> There are generally two questions I get that are on this level:
> "Why do you like *that* stuff?" (after answering "yes" to "You
> really like that stuff, don't you?") and "Why are you involved
> with Boy Scouts?" On a somwhat related note, did you happen to get
> the Kingdom Come limited edition slipcover? Whose will be done?

Exactly. And the question is phrased to put you on the
defensive when there is *nothing* one needs to be defensive
about...it's "how long have you been beating your wife?" You have to
redefine the question to something a tad closer to reality.

Re: the Kingdom Come ltd. edition...no, I didn't know about
that. Will definitely go out and pick it up next chance I get; that
was one of the few series I read this year, and I liked it a lot.

jms

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