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August 12, 2012

Tags: Chester Anderson, poet, beatnick

I would like to take this occasion to commemorate my remarkable although still defunct good friend and erstwhile writing partner Chester (CVJ) Anderson; poet, novelist, musician, beatnick, iconoclast and deconstructionist. His modern spiritual, "I spent the Night in a Motel With Jesus," has a wonderful and deeply moving first verse. The second verse, he insisted, was even better, but he never would sing it aloud. The World, he said, wouldn't understand.

Here's to you, Chester. May Heaven be as psychedelic as you always hoped!

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  1. September 5, 2012 5:30 PM EDT
    Ten Years to Doomsday was a great book, and the character in The Unicorn Girl was the sort of personality that makes you check your assumptions at the door. For safety.

    I wondered if Castamere Parr in Perchance was cut from the same mold.
    - Bob McArthur
  2. September 5, 2012 5:42 PM EDT
    I think Castamere Parr is my version of a hero - the Competent Man, unflappable, wise, yet ready to listen to others and take advice, and always aware that we're all in this together.
    - Michael Kurland
  3. October 15, 2012 4:11 PM EDT
    Did you ever have an idea of doing more books in the [u]Perchance[/u] universe, or any sort of Paratime universe?
    - Bob McArthur
  4. October 15, 2012 6:27 PM EDT
    I have started one. About 40 pages into it. But I've had to put it aside for now. Sometime soon I hope to get back to it. Thanks for your interest.
    - Michael Kurland
  5. June 6, 2013 12:15 PM EDT
    I just bought and read Perchance for the first time, rather belatedly, and liked it. I was reminded in a vague, general way of Keith Laumer's Worlds of the Imperium, although the style is different and your characters more likeable. I was also reminded somewhat of The Unicorn Girl, which I picked up a few years ago.
    - Jonathan Palfrey

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