Friday, May 16, 2008

I created a Technorati Profile for this blog. I thought it might help some of the Emerson LaSalle fans out there find us. It would be nice to have a wider community of fans be able to communicate with each other.

I am putting together a trivia/fun fact thing that will live on the right side of the page and randomly show unique facts about Emerson LaSalle and his novels. If you would like to suggest anything for it, please email me at Or if you just want to suggest something about the site or if you just need to vent your frustration, you can email me, too.

I tried to take photos with the camera in my telephone of some covers from a few LaSalle novels, but they are too blurry to be any good. I hope to purchase a picture-scanner for our computer here at the office and maybe create a small gallery of covers. Do any of you have any? Send them on if you do and we'll post them.

Well, this was really all just a bit of house-cleaning I suppose. I will post something more interesting over the weekend. Oh, and I asked the trading card people to send us a sample of one of the cards so we know what they might look like. They are sending me a George Orwell card in the mail. I'll try to find a way to put a picture on the website when it gets up here.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Emerson LaSalle Meme

The folks that run a blog that I read every once in a while posted a fun little game that I thought some of you might enjoy.

I sort of adapted it to feature only Emerson LaSalle novels, make it a little more relevant to our purpose here. Anyway, here's how it works:

1) Pick up the nearest Emerson LaSalle novel.
2) Open to page 123.
3) Locate the fifth sentence.
4) Post the next three sentences here or on your own blog.

Should be fun, yeah?

Can anyone tell me why it's called a meme?


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Science Fiction Trading Cards

We recently got a letter here at the downtown office from a trading card company. It seems they are putting together a set of trading cards featuring the greatest science fiction writers of all-time and they would like to include Mr. LaSalle. We of course agreed and sent them the required photo and biographical information, but on the form they wanted to include a quote from Mr. LaSalle or his work. With there being so many wonderful quotes from his 174 published novels and then volumes of quotable passages from his speeches and lectures, I am asking you the LaSalle fan-body to suggest your favorite quote for inclusion on his card. It looks as though space will be limited for quotes, so try to keep them under four lines or so. Oh and please cite the work it's from. If it is a quote from Mr. LaSalle, please give the context and date of the quote if known. So, hop to it, lads, let's hear your favorites!