(urth) "been teaching literature for over 35 years"

Jerry Friedman jerry_friedman at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 6 10:11:05 PDT 2013

> From: Jeff Wilson jwilson at clueland.com
>On Fri, September 6, 2013 10:45, Gerry Quinn wrote:
>> But the Moon has no atmosphere ? forests couldn?t grow there!
>> Seriously, why bother responding?  The guy is plainly clueless about any
>> SF that exists outside very limited parameters.  There are enough comments
>> already pointing that out to him.
>I doubt Cook is salvageable, but the site editor might be. He seems
>willing to defend Cook against "ad hominem" attacks, but a list of quotes
>obviously referring to the green Lune and some further factual examples of
>Cook's unclued bogosity might be more persuasuive.

Persuade the editor to do what?  Not let Cook write any more columns for him?  That might work.  The only reason to publish nonsense is that it's effective trolling, and since the editor closed the comments, he's probably not in favor of trolling.
Jerry Friedman

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