Dean L. Surkin

Dean L. Surkin

  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    Just a quick response to meander regarding the origin of the rim shot: the snare drum (used in a trap set) has a different sound when struck near the rim rather than near the center - less of the buzzing...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    I'm on the board of a community orchestra in Westchester County, New York. We perform at a number of nursing homes, libraries, churches and synagogues. We have canceled our April performances (some of the venues canceled before we could even...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Re: Zephro's question (comment #445): interesting coincidence, I was going to post the same question. Are Persephone Hazard and Michael Armstrong immune to K syndrome? Has this ever been discussed in the text?...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Anyone notice how dangerous sex is in the Laundry-verse? In the real world, there are mere bacteria and viruses (some chronic, some deadly), but in the Laundry-verse, V-syndrome can be acquired by sex with a PHANG, and the Sleeper can...
  • Commented on Writer, Interrupted
    I agree with Charlie's comments. I'm a tax attorney, working for an accounting firm, and when I'm researching and writing a memo, a "quick question" from a member of the firm easily takes at least half and hour - ten...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    As always, I love Mr. Stross's writing. I think I discovered two editing errors, however. I'm referring to the U.S. edition of the book. page 257, 4th paragraph: "Evan chews..." should that be Alex (Alex and Evan are otherwise alternating...
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