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Thread #8054   Message #650961
Posted By: Clinton Hammond
15-Feb-02 - 02:20 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers)
Subject: RE: Wanted: background to 'The Mary Ellen Carter'
There is no history of the MEC, because it's fiction...

From Ariel, on a CBC interview, plugging "From Coffee House To Concert Hall"

She said that The MEC actually started off as Stan trying to write a speculative fiction story about a bunch of guys salvaging a space ship out of a low doangerous ourbit I seem to recall...

Stan was a big fan of hard SF...

Fortunatly for us, the story never got finished, but the song that it grew into did... and what a hell of a song it is...

And the line is

We patched her rents, stopped her vents, dogged hatch and porthole down...

;-)