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Seacon. 37th World Science Fiction Convention, Seacon '79 - Page 25. August 23, 1979 - August 27, 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 25, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/482/show/364.

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Seacon. (August 23, 1979 - August 27, 1979). 37th World Science Fiction Convention, Seacon '79 - Page 25. Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/482/show/364

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Title 37th World Science Fiction Convention, Seacon '79
Creator (Local)
  • Seacon
Date August 23, 1979 - August 27, 1979
Description Information regarding the guests of honor for Seacon '79.
Donor Leiber, Fritz; Leiber, Justin
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction conventions
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Science fiction
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Leiber, Fritz
  • Aldiss, Brian W.
  • Shaw, Bob
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Seacon
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Brighton, England
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  • brochures
  • documents (object genre)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 29
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Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/1984_003
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript ;/ A '.»< r/4 J < I 3- u I Old Guy Manning was in love with space and time all of his life, not only during the months preceding his mysterious yet oddly unspectacular disappearance. He didn't write poetry about them, although he sometimes spoke of them poetically, and it did not lead him to become a professional physicist or astronomer (the stars being supreme examples of distance and of great use in timekeeping). No, it was altogether a humbler sort of affection and in his last years, after his wife's death (there were no children) and his retirement from his minor editorial job, when he was living alone in a big-city apartment he leased by the year, it had some of the humdrum elements (elements of bondage, almost) that one sees in most long marriages. The sort of affection or devotion that kept him interested in science and science fiction all his life, and staring speculatively into the distance more than most people do, and toward the end compulsively concerned with small numbers and with counting (which is, after all, the simplest way we measure both time and space). 6 1 And yet this humble, humdrum, rather metaphysical love was so obvious to the few friends of his last years that none of them was exactly startled by the fanciful suggestion made after his casual yet eerie disappearance (though by no means agreeing with the suggestion, of course) that old Guy had somehow melted away into space and time, become "married" to them in the sense of becoming merged with them. And indeed, old Guy Manning's disappearance did have an unstudied air to it, as if he had simply stood up one day (as if going to get a drink of water) and walked out of life, or at least away from life as we know it. Though in what direction that would be it's puzzling (or perhaps meaningless) to ask. It was the girl Joan Miles who made the fanciful "melting into space-time" suggestion. She was a mildly hippie young person, unseriously addicted to astrology, white witchcraft, and other pastel superstitions, who had the distinction of living and keeping time by her personally-embellished lunar calendar, in which all the full moons have names, not just the Harvest and Hunters. There are the Sowers Moon and the Loners, for example, the Ghosts, and of course the Lovers. By her calendar, incidentally, old Guy Manning disappeared on the night of the Murderers (or Adulterers - Joan liked both names and couldn't choose between them) Moon, the one nearest the summer solstice, the full moon that steals across the sky low in the south, latest to rise and earliest to set, BY FRITZ LEIBER 25