Samantha Ling (lingtm) wrote,
Samantha Ling


So I'm watching Criminal Minds.   I usually watch this show in the background when I'm doing other things.  At the moment, I was sketching out a short story I wanted to write.

But I'm paying attention, sort of.  I know the dude's been framed for some kids murder and it cuts to commercial.  When it comes back the dude is quoting a writer. 

"All secrets are deep.  All secrets become dark.  That's in the nature of secrets.  Writer.  Cory Doctorow."


I don't really believe what I've heard because it's Cory.  I know Cory.  And this isn't a science fiction show!  It has nothing to do with SF!

So I rewind. 

Because I could have misheard.

It could have been E.L. Doctorow.  Except that I'm pretty sure I heard Cory and it sounds like something Cory would write. 

And I hear the quote again.

And he says Cory Doctorow.

I'm stunned.

Not stunned in the way that I think, no shit, he doesn't deserve it.  But I'm stunned in the, Jebus, I know him! kind of way.  

I'm just stunned that serious mainstream shows have any knowledge or even wants to acknowledge SF writers.  Granted he's also known as a tech guy.  But it's Criminal Minds!!  

I'm just stunned. 

Cory!  When did he get so uber famous?!


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