Well, this open letter is like that. I've seen some message board and fan mail traffic lately indicating that somebody on the Traveller Mailing List happened across Schlock Mercenary and started a discussion of the science. I've not been a party to the discussion, but I've seen some amazing science come off of those lists and make its way onto the wide world of the web, including a treatise on using a can of ravioli as a weapon (which may make its way onto Chalain's Science Corner if we can ever properly credit the author.) Anyway, I finally got the following letter from Dean:
I've been reading Schlock for a few weeks, and frankly it rocks. There has been a lot of discussion of the strip on my mailing list recently... I think the first was my post on near-C rocks. Could you say hi to the guys on the TML for me (I need to find a way to end this sentence with the word 'rocks')
And so, big plasma-powered howdy goes out to the fine folks on the Traveller Mailing List. You people play a smart, smart game, and I'm proud to find at least a few of you perusing my schlock. Someday when I'm a full-time cartoonist (if you tell all your friends about this strip, that day will come sooner rather than later), and I've got time for RPG's again, I expect an invitation to one of your games. And you need to let me bring the BH-209i with me. I'll leave the Teraport at home... I can understand you disallowing that. And if you've been having fun discussing Schlock Mercenary science, there's a great episode starting Sunday that involves Really Big Explosives.