Historical note

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 4 02:19:22 UTC 2008

My word! My immediate reaction reaction to that name was not at all
professional... that is, not based in my, or her, professional life.
The last name is very unusual, and I know it only in connection with

 the psychological warfare expert and author Paul M. A.
 Linebarger (1913-1966), whose visionary stories as "Cordwainer Smith" are among
 the science fiction field's most haunting achievements.

... who, I am not surprised to find out, was the father of Marcia
Linebarger Garfinkle.

I believe I also had a brief correspondence with her in my earlier
professional life.

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 9:35 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ca.1974 at M.I.T., I had occasion to do a similarly-trivial - such
> that I've forgotten what it was - yet meaningful, favor, for a very
> nice girl (well, girl in those days), known, no doubt, to many, here,
> Marcia Linebarger.

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