Re: Time change
- From: David Friedman <ddfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 14:13:32 -0800
cryptoguy <treifamily@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Nov 10, 10:33 pm, "Keith F. Lynch" <k...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Steve Coltrin <spcol...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Keith F. Lynch" <k...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
I've never heard of a marathon that you're not allowed to quit inObSF: Richard "Stephen King" Bachmann, _The Long Walk_.
I haven't read that. Does he write SF? I thought he only writes
I do have a book by that name, but it's non-fiction. It's by a Polish
soldier, captured by the Soviets during WWII and held in Siberia.
He escaped, walked several thousand miles to India, cutting through
Tibet on the way. He then rejoined the war, *aiding* the Soviets in
I read that one too - my parents had a copy. A couple years ago, I
heard a BBC Radio documentary which attempted to validate the
story. There turned out to be a *lot* of things which didn't gibe with
the records - in particular, they show him in a POW camp in Poland
at the time the walk was supposed to have started.
We'll probably never know the full story.
The father of a friend of mine fought on the White side in the Russian
civil war as a teenager, walked out of Russia through China, eventually
made it to the U.S., and ended up as a physics professor at the
University of Chicago.
_Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World_,
Cambridge University Press.
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