So, you're actually friends with C. J. Cherryh?Commander Truestar wrote:LOL, Carolyn would laugh. . . . I can ask her directly, but I doubt she's aware of his influences unless he's thanked her directly.
I met her once at DeepSouthCon when it was held in Atlanta in the late 1970's. Maybe more than that, but certainly no more than 3-4 times at cons.
If I can recall correctly, she was at a Sunday "dead dogs" party when Robert Lynn Aspirin told the funniest "airport problem" story EVER, regarding his return from WorldCon when it was held in Australia. Ask her if she remembers that story. If she does, get her to tell it, since she can probably do the humor more justice than I can (especially with me being limited to online).
If not, I'll attempt to retell it here, because it is worth hearing.