Thursday, May 27, 2010

No, I'm Not On Facebook and I Don't Speak Catalan - Greg Egan

"Over the last few months, a number of people have alerted me to the fact that a Spanish SF fan has (perhaps inadvertently) managed to create what Facebook fondly imagines is “the Official Facebook Page of Greg Egan”. If you stumble across the link to this page on Google, you are promised that you can “Get exclusive content and interact with Greg Egan right from Facebook.”

Exclusive content! Maybe I can get some new stories here, without ever having to write them? It might work like that old trick where your future self sends you a best-selling novel that you publish to wide acclaim, and then you use your fortune to build a machine to send the book back in time. But alas, the material on this page tagged with the by-line “Greg Egan” seems not to have come from a millionaire SF writer living in the year 2050 ... since most of it appears to be brief reviews of existing works of mine, written in Catalan."

5 out of 5

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