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September 19th, 2005
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with only a minor push...
...from lots of us...

Steven Brust has now got his own livejournal, at skzbrust.

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From:ckd
Date:September 19th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the pointer!
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From:maudelynn
Date:September 19th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
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who might steve brust be ?
i know i could probably google him but i bet you can tell me about him much more creatively

dan'a
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From:netmouse
Date:September 19th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)

Who might Steve Brust be?

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uh... he's this Hungarian drummer from Minneapolis/St. Paul, who also writes elfie/whelfie fantasy novels...

(*removes tongue from cheek*)

Have you not read any Steven Brust? And you a friend of Neil's? You should fix that. Luckily it's generally an enjoyable thing to do. :)

Steven has written a number of standalone novels, and also a series about an assassin and his familiar -- that's often called the Vlad Taltos series, or some subset of such (Steven calls them the Vlad novels). Start with Jhereg. Steven does in fact play the drums (and also the guitar and the banjo) and appears on albums by Cats Laughing, Folk Underground, Flash Girls, (and probably others), and a solo CD. He has also been known to write songs. Boiled in Lead recorded an album of songs from the book Gypsy that Steve co-wrote with Megan Lindholm.

He avowedly does not have a big white kuvasz (dog) named Harkos and a double yellow-headed amazon parrot named Doc.

He *does* have some rather nifty kids, of which at least three are on LJ - alierajean, cari_rose, and mplscorwin.

Steve currently lives in Las Vegas, but right now he's in Minneapolis, writing and playing drums for a bellydancing troupe that performs at the RenFest. I'm in mpls too, and enjoyed that and many other performances over the weekend, mainly by Folk Underground, Bedlam, and the pirate group chirosinger and musicmutt were running around with.

I've been pleased to be friends with him ever since my first Minicon in the early 90s. We had him to ConFusion as our Toastmaster this year and that was a lot of fun.

I don't know if that was a *creative* answer, but maybe it gives you some idea... :)
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From:maudelynn
Date:September 19th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Who might Steve Brust be?

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ooh that was a lovely answer...a hungarian writing drummer... i love drummers.. i love writers... i dont know many hungarians ...makes me intriqued... i shall friend him NOW :)
have you ever thought of writing one sheets?
Hmm I suppose Neil and I talk books a wee bit but for some reason we always seem to chitter away about other things... i am very good at chittering :) He did reccommend Norell & Strange, which I ADORE :)
oh and did you want a postcard from Rome ? I am off to see the sights in 48 hours :) if so email me your addy
dan'a
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From:eleri
Date:September 19th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
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I need to read more of his stuff. Unfortunately, the first thing I ever got my hands on was one fo the books that's written archivist-style, with all the flowery language, and I was ready to huck it across the room 10 pages in. :/
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From:minnehaha
Date:September 20th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
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And this is different than the RSS feed of his dreamcafe weblog in what way, exactly?

The more channels for him to nearly never post to the better, says I.

K.
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From:netmouse
Date:September 20th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
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And this is different than the RSS feed of his dreamcafe weblog in what way, exactly?

Different in that it seems his dreamcafe weblog is not currently working. And, at least for the moment, he's both allowing and reading comments on the livejournal thing.

But I like it partly because his having an lj login makes it possibly to point him to posts that are not completely public, which I could do before, only now he might be able to read them...

The more channels for him to nearly never post to the better, says I.

well, see? it's all good.

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From:minnehaha
Date:September 20th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
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To me, the main difference is that I never bother going to that URL -- so now I can actually read his stuff.

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