Aug. 29 to
Sept. 2, 2002
Imaginary - Ferdinand Feghoot
What is there left to say about this giant of a man, Ferdinand Feghoot? A man whose career and accomplishments have spanned time and space themselves, in an effort to defend humanity in all known universes? Tales of his courage and wit are legend. He has fought such alien threats as the Dallasian, a fur-covered creature carrying a hypodermic in the hand on its head. It was dreaded by humans until Feghoot pointed out it was merely a furry with a syringe on top. And he is skilled in so many areas... who can forget his famous culinary creation, the ground-glass-and-meat dishes known as silicon carne? Why, I remember...
Enough of this tomfoolery. Anyone who's been reading science fiction for the past couple of decades knows that Ferdinand Feghoot is the creation of the late Reginald Bretnor, and that he's the hero in a series of shaggy-dog stories, each one ending with a pun strong enough to cause internal hemorrhaging in the unwary reader. The paragraph above has stolen two of these puns from Bretnor's book, The Collected Feghoot, published by Pulphouse in 1992.
Mind you, we're not talking about any old shaggy-dog stories. Ferdinand Feghoot has made a great impression - not unlike a stone dropped from great height - on science fiction fandom. No less authority than The Fillostrated Fan Dictionary lists 'feghoot' as 'an elaborate story ending in an elaborate pun.' Feghoot is well-known both as a hero and as a storytelling style.
ConJosé will be having fun with Feghoot - and Feghoots - during the next couple of years. And so will you. Trust us.
Mr. Feghoot does not maintain a personal home page. However, a quick search on his name in any decent search engine will bring up a wealth of information about the great man and his amazing adventures.
ConJosé had a Feghoot competition, and the details on the winner are available here.
For more tales in the continual adventures of Ferdinand Feghoot, click here.
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