Matt Jarpe is a Smart Man

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

And not just because he sends me free stuff. Although that certainly helps.

Matt's book, Radio Freefall, is a fun read, and I defy anyone to read it and not be utterly charmed by Molly. I preordered it on Amazon, and enjoyed the heck out of it.

Matt's blog, Feedback, is intelligently written on a wide variety of subjects. I finally just subscribed via e:mail, so even though his site doesn't get "hit" by me very often, I do read every entry, and they're usually thought-provoking, funny, or both. Worth your time.

He also has a Ph.D in Biochemistry, which he uses to research new medicines. I told you he was a Smart Man. Sorry, ladies - he's already found his Hot Chick, and they have a Smart Boy of their own.

So Matt originally sent me this autographed T-Shirt for visiting Feedback. He then sent me the autographed book and CD because, well, I asked him to. In a rather juvenile way, to be sure, but he humored me.

Now I have the entire collector's set! I can't wait for the Aqualung Action Figure with Guitar Grip Fingers to come out.

In an effort to "pay it forward," I will mail my original hardbound copy of Radio Freefall to whomever comments on this thread first and asks for it. The only condition is that you have to be either attending Denvention III in 2008, or eligible to vote for the Hugo's. I'll be there (hometown Worldcon with Lois McMaster Bujold - who could resist?), and I'll buy the first round.

6 comments:

Nathan said...

Here I thought I'm about to score a book I've been meaning to pick up...and you set conditions?

Feh!

Janiece Murphy said...

Yeah, I suck. And I'm trying to incent people to come to Denvention so I can meet them. Because really, it's all about me.

Anne said...

Since you're trying to lure people in to the Denvention and I'm already planning to go (and also planning to meet you long before then), I'll disqualify myself, but I'll definitely look into getting the book myself. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

Anne said...

PS - Of course, if you feel that you must give the book to me, I wouldn't turn it down. :)

Janiece Murphy said...

Anne, if no one else (i.e., someone from out of town) steps up, I'll bring it to lunch next month and you can have it. If someone does step up, you can borrow my copy, if you want.

I just told Matt I'd get it to someone going to Denvention. It doesn't have to be someone from out of town, but you know how it is.

Anne said...

Yes, I do. And he/you are right, it's a great way to get someone to commit to coming. Or admit that they plan to come. :)