Just a brief note here - since theoretically I'm on holiday - I've been awarded a grant from the SF Foundation, which will enable me to travel to the University of Liverpool and spend a few days in the library accessing the SF Collection. If I can arrange some time off from work, I hope to go up in mid-to-late September - this means I'll be able to read some of the novels I've got on my reading list for a couple of my forthcoming writing projects. This, of course, is hugely helpful as I've been struggling to find some books I wanted to read (although I'm still stuck for access to Suzy McKee Charnas' The Bronze King and its 2 sequels - doesn't anyone possess this trilogy ? (Perhaps all copies have fallen into L-Space ?) Anyway I'm very grateful to the SFF - and hope to repay their generosity in due course.