Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tom Purdom, Hero of Liberty


Over at the Broad Street Review, illustrious Philadelphia science fiction writer Tom Purdom contemplates the future -- specifically his own future. 

Tom doesn't think his stories, excellent though they are, have much chance of being assigned reading in future high schools or carefully scrutinized by future civilizations.  Still, he reflects, they have had their influence.  It was he, for example, who overthrew Generalissimo Francisco Franco.  A small accomplishment, perhaps, but his own.

And, speaking personally, I am proud to be the friend of the man who overthrew Franco.

You can find out what I'm talking about by reading his essay here.


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