Monday, November 4, 2013

Roy Mega and Austro - or the Hazards of Reading Lafferty

I have been permanently affected by my reading of Lafferty. I was recently working in the research and development office of a small high-tech company with two young engineers. They are both young grad students, both brilliant and creative and able to do things with electronics that seem like magic. One looks like everyone's image of a clean-shaven mid-western football youth with sandy hair, and the other is slightly darker featured and more bewhiskered. I had trouble with their names at first because in my mind I immediately labeled them “Roy Mega” and “Austro.”