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  • Michael Krakovskiy 12:21 pm on October 2, 2003 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Autograph, , , , , Space Apprentice, ,   

    Enter The Collector 

    My abebooks wishlist finally found me an affordable autographed copy of Strugatsky brothers book:

    I also have a copy of “Space Apprentice” with a pasted in autograph of the younger brother. It’s interesting how similar their autographs are.

  • Michael Krakovskiy 6:32 am on August 14, 2003 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Autograph, , ICQ, , , Madam Balen De Balu's Gymnasium, , S. Well, ,   

    International Lets Come Out of the Woodwork and Surprise Michael Day 

    Yesterday was International Lets Come Out of the Woodwork and Surprise Michael Day. First my school chum from Odessa contacted me on ICQ and sent me some photos (this doesn’t happen more often than a few times a millennium). Then he gave me an ICQ number of another alumna of our school. Our school was regular good ‘ol School Number 39. But before the Revolution of 1917 it used to be a very prestigious school known as Madam Balen De Balu’s Gymnasium for Girls.

    Interestingly enough both of my friends never even heard about LiveJournal. It seems to me that it’s not very well known in Odessa. That sucks.

    Then my grandfather called me and said that a package arrived for me. From Bangor, Main. From King, S. Well, holy crap! You see, about 6 or 7 years ago I sent a couple of books for an autograph. I received my books back without a signature, but with a note that said that my name was put on a list and that I’d be sent a letter when it’d be my turn to get the autograph. Then the whole story with a van accident happened. I thought I’d never get my King autograph.

    Well, guess what. He sent me a copy of Black House. A little note stated that Mr. King no longer signs books, but to honor his promise to me, Constant Reader, he is sending a book and a signed paper slip. The paper slip states, that even though it’s “computer generated, the signature is real”. The signature looks like an autopen to me, but I am not so sure. It does say “real” and King is a very decent person. Thank you, Mr. King.

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