Posted By SandChigger on June 15, 2009
I was checking in on Amazon just now and adding some things to my wish lists and noticed that my ranking over there has been voted down to something like 5,000,000 or so! (5,652,390, to be exact, if anyone’s interested.)
Wow … that’s so … devastating. I guess they’re really showing me now, huh? I mean, my customer reviewer ranking on Amazon is something I take so very seriously, that it really hurts to see it drop so … precipitously!
Anyway, I thought I’d try to see which reviews had been attacked and I noticed that someone had posted a new comment on my Paul of Dune review. Here’s what I found:
So, now you are attacking books that are completely unrelated to Dune, and to this point unpublished? If you are going to be a legitimate critiquer of anything, you don’t get to speak until you read the books.
Otherwise you are just a big mouth with meaningless words coming out of it…
This was in response to a comment on May 28 in which I laid out the schedule for the next three McDune and three “Smellhole” series books that KJA and BoBo Herbert supposedly will be writing together. I didn’t recognize the commenter’s name from any run-ins I’ve had over there on review or discussion threads, but I checked out his profile page just the same. No reviews or personal information, just a wish list with 20 items.
People … when are you going to learn not to mess with me if you’ve been stupid enough to leave information exposed online?
If you click the “See all 20 items” link, you’re taken to a listing page that contains this one little gem of information: This list is for: Jonathan Cowan. Now, I may be getting older and a bit forgetful, but names still resonate down the old memory lanes and this one was ringing loud and clear. A quick hop over to Wikipedia to confirm something and I knew why…
Rebecca Moesta Anderson, born November 17, 1956 in Heidelberg, West Germany, is the author of several science fiction books. Although born in Germany, Rebecca was born to American parents and raised in Pasadena, California, where she lived until her early twenties. Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Cal State L.A.. and shortly after graduation married a former classmate from Caltech, becoming Rebecca Moesta Cowan.
In 1981, the couple moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where they lived for one year until they moved to Darmstadt, Germany, until 1987. In Germany Rebecca took graduate courses with Boston University and earned a Master of Science degree in Business Administration. During their stay in Germany she gave birth to her son, Jonathan, before moving back to the United States and settling in Livermore, California.
Well, look at that: I’ve been told off now by Kevin’s stepson.
Update: Junior has come back and deleted his comment. It’s really inspiring to see a young man with the strength of conviction to let his words stand for themselves.
Like stepfather, like stepson.
(Um, Junior, your name is still visible in your Wish List. Internet inept as well.)Tweet