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Misty Zip-A-Tone-Colored Memories Light the Corners of my Mind

Here’s something I dug up and thought was amusing. It’s a scan of a portion of the letter column from Fantastic Four #32 (November 1964). I wish I could squeeze more in, but it would become unreadable and I’d probably be sued for going beyond fair use. I want to call your attention to two things in it. The first is that the author of the (only partially visible) letter at the top is George R.R. Martin. Yes, that’s the same George R.R. Martin who wrote A Game of Thrones, currently being serialized on HBO, which I wrote about in my last blog post. He would have been 15 or 16 when this appeared.

The author of the letter at the bottom is a certain Chris Lampton. Yes, that’s me. I was 14 when this appeared. There’s no great point here other than that both Martin and I were geeks in our youths and wrote letters to some of the same comic books. And I was very amused to find us both in the same one. (Amy found it pretty amusing too.)

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About Christopher Lampton

Chris Lampton, a cofounder of the e-book design firm Illuminated Pages (see link in my Blogroll), is a writer, an editor, an occasional computer programmer, a voracious reader, and a fanatic video game player. In the course of his distinguished if haphazard career he has written more than 90 books, including the 1993 computer book bestseller Flights of Fantasy (Waite Group Press). He lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend Amy and two cats, and now spends much of his available time editing and rewriting novels for self-published authors.

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