Log in


Against Entropy

The Society for the Preservation of Mike
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
Community for appreciation of John M. Ford, his work, and his life.
John M. "Mike" Ford died on 25th September 2006, much mourned by family, friends and admirers. He was a novelist, poet and wit, author of The Dragon Waiting, the poem 110 Stories and much else of real worth including two Star Trek novels, but he was so much more than that. He had a mercurial and inventive wit, improvising complex verse forms and devastating satirical putdowns with an ease that was sometimes scary. For some crucial Ford links go to Making Light.

"Well. Hugs parallel to all my prosy robots.
Remember me, forget death."

-- John M. Ford, from All Our Propagation: a Play for Instruments, from Speculative Engineering, mcmxcii, according to Elise's copy.

From Elise:
Welcome, everybody, no matter when you read this; welcome to this place, which is going to be somewhere to talk about him and his work. Whether you're a friend, a reader, an old gaming buddy, a colleague in any of the many ways possible, an admirer, somebody who would be an admirer if the stories didn't confuse the heck out of you, a seeker of footnotes, a poetry enthusiast, somebody doing a paper for school, or something else entirely, welcome.

* * * *

If you would like to contribute to Mike's memory, we recommend:

The John M. Ford Memorial Endowment Fund
Friends of the Library
Minneapolis Public Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401


The Surgical Transplant Fund
Transplant Clinic
825 S. 8th St.
Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55404


Welcome to the new LiveJournal

Some changes have been made to LiveJournal, and we hope you enjoy them! As we continue to improve the site on a daily basis to make your experience here better and faster, we would greatly appreciate your feedback about these changes. Please let us know what we can do for you!

Send feedback

Switch back to old version

LiveJournal Feedback

See a bug? Let us know! Here you can also share your thoughts and ideas about updates to LiveJournal

Your request has been filed. You can track the progress of your request at:
If you have any other questions or comments, you can add them to that request at any time.

Send another report Close feedback form

If you're a LiveJournal user, you will be logged in after submitting your request.

(optional, if you're a LiveJournal user only)

(optional, if you're a LiveJournal user only)

(not shown to the public)

If you have a billing inquiry, please go here to submit your question.

Provide a link to the page where you are experiencing the error

Do not include any sensitive information, such as your password or phone number. No HTML allowed.

If you can't pass the human test, email your inquiry to: support@livejournal.com

LiveJournal Survey

We have put together a survey to help us determine what our top priorities should be for LiveJournal and would greatly appreciate it if you would add your voice to the discussion!

Take a survey

Welcome to LiveJournal

Create an account