If you hadn't picked Drwu, was the second choice 'Kid Charlemagne' ?
My favorite Steely Dan track.
Love that song, but it hadn't crossed my mind as a screen name. I was going to use an occult moniker from one of the old mages but decided against it since many people see the occult as evil. I chose drwu and stayed with it all these years from about 2001.
Somewhat off topic, but staying with the Kid Charlemagne theme (if you get what I mean), did you ever read the book 'Gold Coast' by Kim Stanley Robinson ?
No I haven't read any Robinson but I know of him and that book is from the 'California Trilogy'. I'm a fan of well written sci-fi and have always meant to read something by him but never got around to it. Is 'Kid Charlemagne' a character in Gold Coast?
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« Reply #2936 on: Jun 1st, 2016, 07:21am »
'Gold Coast' was the first Robinson book I read. And possibly the best of the ones I have.
There is a 'Kid Charlemagne' type character in the story. But it follows four different aspects of the near future. There is a very interesting Military arms procurement theme running through it. As well as the ' shall we say. 'recreational substances' side.
It really is a good read.
His Mars trilogy starts out well, but you end up feeling he is writing 'cents per word'. And his time scale is too compressed. I haven't actually read the last part, Blue Mars', yet.
But do read the first part, 'Red Mars' if you get the chance. It is very telling.