"Every man operating a game of chance in early SF was apparently in the last stages of Tuberculosis."

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8 Responses:

  1. lilmissnever says:

    I see you've brought a copy of The Barbary Coast as airplane reading.

    • jwz says:

      "Gangs of San Francisco", actually. It is *fantastic*.

      • dasht says:

        The quote you first posted (completing the thought about the gamers) reminded me of late-life Burroughs - the Western Lands trilogy.

        Was that just a grace note or is a lot of this guy's writing like that (kind of half anachronistic, half interzoneish)?


  2. phreddiva says:

    I can't tell, but does this mean we *won't* be having lunch next week?

  3. jakenelson says:

    Fleeing to somewhere without an extradition treaty?

  4. mcity says:

    Wait, how long have you been able to fly?