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The stunning black woman at the next table at the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association dinner was unmistakably Lieutenant Uhura of the starship _Enterprise._ I never recognize celebrities (except Joe DiMaggio once, on the street in Los Angeles), but Nichelle Nichols I know.

At the SCIBA convention, writers change tables between courses, so as to push one's book to the maximum number of mom-and-pop bookstore owners. When we changed tables between the salad and the entrée, I managed to approach the lieutenant and blurt out, "Ms. Nichols, I used to watch _Star Trek_ for you. I remember episodes by Read more

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