Monday, January 05, 2009

Highly interesting link

According to the anonymous author, "The Gerber Curse is a work in progress. As of this writing, there are three chapters covering Steve Gerber's life and work up to 1978. More information and illustrations may be added to these chapters in the future, or some information may be deleted or altered. There's still another 30 years to cover."

I don't know who the author is, but there's a lot of good stuff in these three chapters so far...though it's much less detailed than it could be. I hope the author will a) step forward to receive credit, and b) expand and continue the project as promised.

On a personal note, if you consider that essay I wrote about my childhood move to New York from Pennsylvania while reading the description of Omega the Unknown in The Gerber Curse, it should be fairly obvious where my fixation on the Omega series came from. My parents were not, to my knowledge, robots...but I definitely had that too intellectual, trying too hard to be a detached observer thing down pat. Part of the reason I still feel cheated we never got the resolution Gerber and Mary Skrenes had in mind for the series is that I really was desperately hoping to get some more tips on how to cope with life from James-Michael Starling.


  1. Yup, definitely trying to persuade us you're secretly autistic.

    Bloody Scientologists.

    Oh shit - every time I say that out loud I get more creepy spam at my blog.

  2. LOL! The worst part is, I didn't even do that on purpose!

    (Unlike, say, the depiction of the Reaver in my Scale Guy post, which was deliberate self-parody but mercifully no one mentioned it.)

    If your Scientology spam finds its way here, I'll know who to thank. But oh, don't even get me started on them.

  3. I don't get scientology spam, and I talk shit about them all the time... I think they're just plotting to kill me.


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