This one might have gotten lost in the server problem so I'm
re-sending it since it has a bit more information that the other response
I saw posted.
Also, I was a my local SF bookstore today and saw not one but two
copies of Alternities, so I picked one up. If the original poster (I
forget who it was) can't find one I'll be happy to drop it in the mail for
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Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 22:28:36 -0800 (PST)
From: Espana N. Sheriff <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: "The Legend of Lonnie and the Seven-Ten Split"
The best of all online resources for this sort of thing (if you
have web access) is the Locus Index:
In case you don't have web access, here's the skinny:
The story is by E. Michael Blake and apparently has only appeared
in the Alterneties anthology. I'd offer you mine but it is a nice little
anthology and I'd thought of that same story now and then without being to
remember where I read it <g> However a search of both www.abebooks.com and
www.bibliofind.com turns up several listings anywhere in the $2-$20
I line you refer to is:
"A century and more of mass communication had made TV watching as
unconcious as breathing. It was too easy to learn from TV; people were
more concerned with information not just anyone knew--information you had
to get word-of-mouth. Churches revived in an almost clandestine way--the
Word of God was delivered in person at least. People didn't care if it was
true or not--just as long as it was personalized, and unauthorized, and
maybe a little mysterious.
So there were legends."
As for a TV adaptation I have no idea. The copyright on it is 1974
so there aren't that many shows it could have been adapted for. Of course,
there have been a few deal with the devil stories filmed but I can't think
of any involving bowling.
Espana N. Sheriff [log in to unmask]
San Francisco, CA http://www.catch22.com/SF/ARB/
"Before you kill somebody, make absolutely sure he isn't well connected."