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  • David Bratman
    Sep 13, 2004
      Ansible, by Dave Langford, is an award-winning monthly UK science-fiction &
      fantasy newsletter. A couple items of interest this month:

      >R.I.P. _Peter Woodthorpe_ (1931-2004), UK actor who voiced Gollum in both
      >BBC Radio 4 adaptations of _The Lord of the Rings_ and in the Ralph
      >Bakshi animation, died on 12 August aged 72.

      >AS OTHERS SEE US. _The Daily Record_ warns that reading fantasy may
      >be bad for your sex life: `Penguin books quizzed 1000 females about the
      >holiday reads they would look for in a mate. / They found fantasy fiction
      >like JK Rowling's series, JRR Tolkien's _Lord Of The Rings_ and Terry
      >Pratchett's Discworld novels put girls off. / Sex and relationships
      >expert Tracey Cox [...] said men escaping into alternative realities
      >appear to have less grip on the real world.' Oh dear!

      >HARRY POTTER AND THE VERY GREAT WICKEDNESS. This review in _The Wave_
      >leads us to marvel once again at the courage of those who are
      >prepared, in the name of religion, to make utter idiots of themselves:
      >http://www.thewavemag.com/pagegen.php?pagename=article&articleid=22182
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