August 21st, 2005

Brian and Anne

Lazy weekend and Garbanzo beans -Recipes?

It's been a nice quiet weekend. I've been doing lots of reading and some napping. Bill and I just got back from doing both at a local park. I went to Tai Chi both yesterday and today.

Today after Tai Chi I had a hankering for some greek salad so I stopped by Four Seasons Market and got the ingredients for that along with other fresh produce and cheese. Greek Salad is one of the recipes I've seen online that is suggested as a good application of Garbanzo Beans.

I'm trying to learn how to add more beans and lentils to our diet, and I'm looking for recipes. I didn't realize what a large amount of chickpeas I would get out of a one LB bag of garbanzo beans (same thing), so I'm looking to use those up soon. :)

On Friday rikhei came over to escape her hot apartment and we had dinner and watched Finding Neverland - as Mary said, a heartwarming movie. Rikhei made her mom's dill potatoes - cubed redskins, boiled and seasoned with lots of dill, some pepper, and some garlic salt, with butter added. They were very good and Saturday afternoon I found they made a delicious snack with garbanzo beans added.
Brian and Anne

Copyediting question regarding reprinted stories

I am reading The World Turned Upside Down, an anthology edited by David Drake, Eric Flint, and Jim Baen. It's generally a very interesting collection - science fiction stories that had a high impact on the editors, mostly from when they were growing up in the '50s and '60s.

One of the stories, "The Aliens," by Murray Leinster, made me wonder what editing rules Jim and David and Eric had set for doing this collection, and in general how one should go about copyediting reprinted stories, especially if the author is now unavailable for consultation. Near as I can tell, "The Aliens" has a continuity error in it - the progression of ship's time in a time series that is reported to be exactly 12 hours goes from to 06 hours, 50 minutes (p 291) to 08 hours 10 minutes (p 301) and back to 07 hours 40 minutes (p 306) without any hint of flashback or other intentional time jumping.

"The Aliens" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in August, 1959. Assuming the text has been copied faithfully from that edition, what is your philosophy on whether or not the continuity error should be edited out?