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Number 581, August 1, 2010
"The definitive Nero Wolfe"

Maury Chaykin as Nero Wolfe
Publicity photograph of Maury Chaykin as Nero Wolfe
in the A&E TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery

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Maury Chaykin, 1949-2010
by L. Neil Smith
Maury Chaykin died this week on his 61st birthday, long before his time.

On Plagiarism
by Richard Bartucci
Ideas tend reliably to fail of qualification for intellectual property rights (IPR) protection for the perfectly practical and plausible reason that it is extremely difficult to prove innovation in an idea as such. One of the curious things about getting a broad and continually expanding education is that one tends to realize that there is really very little in the conceptual realm that can be accurately described as genuinely novel. The more you know about history, the more likely it is that you can put your finger accurately on something in the past that is bodaciously similar to what seems (to the less literate) to be brand spankin' new and never-been-seen-before.

1776 Part Deux. Is It Time?
by Neale Osborn
"When in the course of human events" begins THE most important document in the history of this country. It is the ONLY document we have that was adopted unanimously by every state/colony in existence at the time. It set forth the legitimate reasons the 13 colonies set forth as the justification for open revolt against the established government. Among the mentioned grievances were two that stick out in my mind as relevant in todays America. They are as follows.

Tyranny's Collapse
by A.X. Perez and Richard Bartucci
It may seem that I am beating a dead horse when I continue to go on about the totally insane murder rate in Juarez. However, the fate of that city on the border is a foreshadowing of where I fear corruption and disregard for personal liberty is taking America's cities, and eventually the whole United States.

Thinking About Character
by L. Neil Smith
For the next few days I will be carefully rereading my 1993 novel Pallas, which I didn't know at the time would become the foundation for the four-volume "Ngu Family Saga" I'm in the middle of writing now.

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