Miss Popularity Goes CampingBook - 2009
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I think the rising and falling popularity of areas like hard SF and far-future SF is, to a considerable extent, the same as any other fashion.
I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.
I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity.
I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
I first got to know Charles in the late seventies when I wrote an article and then a book about him and I think at the time he came across as quite appealing, it was probably the height of his popularity.
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests.
I don't care whether people like me or dislike me. I'm not on earth to win a popularity contest. I'm here to be the best human being I possibly can be.
I can analyse the trajectory of my popularity and find out why the peak was a peak and the valley was a valley - grapple with it that way - but I prefer not to analyse it that much.
Gore will not win a popularity contest, he will not win a personality contest, but he can win an idealogical battle, and he can win a battle of experience.
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Cassie Cyan Knight -- former Texas girl, forever fashion plate -- has finally started to adjust to life in preppy, rural Maine. But then Cassie learns that the sixth grade is going on a field trip. . . to a nature preserve! There, Cassie will have to endure hiking, camping and -- gulp! -- white-water rafting. Worse, how on earth is Cassie supposed to survive without cell reception and hair products?
But with a little luck, a lot of pluck, and her supportive best friend, Etoile, Cassie may just conquer the wilderness after all -- and teach her classmates a thing or two about camping in style!
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