The man needs an introduction. Of course this site is young and for the most part useless, so it won't come as much help. But Adam Gorightly was my 2007 award winner for Most Likely to Lead My Generation in Writing That I Find Appealing. Ah heck, I'm feeling generous today, so I'm also giving him the 20o8, 2009, 2010, 2011, and the final award in 2012 (this award will be given in November, 2012 due to scheduling conflicts).
Anyway, this is a MUST read - a great connection that ties Ira to Phillip K. Dick! Oh the joy to find this, kinda like finding the perfect sort of research to fit in with all the rest. To this point it's been all haters, the editor of Prelude, and now Dick. It really does not get any better! Here is an excerpt, but I urge readers to check out the rest at Grouchogandhi:
Dick initiated his correspondence with Ira Einhorn due to a letter written by Einhorn that Phil had read in CoEvolution Quarterly in early 1978. The letter, examined the work of Nicola Tesla vis-a-vis the transmission of electric energy through the ether without aid of electrical power lines. During the mid- to late seventies Einhorn had constructed a vast network of contacts with the intent of creating, as he described it, "an international conspiracy to make the planet more livable." Among these contacts was Lt. Col. Thomas Bearden, author of several books including Fer-De-Lance: A Briefing on Soviet Scalar Electromagnetic Weapons, which contends that the Russians — through the use of this hidden technology that Tesla discovered around the turn of the century — had been not only modifying US weather patterns with electromagnetic waves but had also developed a "death ray" they were using in the late seventies/early eighties in Afghanistan.Interesting stuff for most of the family. The only oddity here comes in the form of this little personal weirdness. I found the link to this bit of Ira history just surfing around the net today. This is excerpted, I then came to learn, from The Beast of Adam Gorightly, a book I purchased from Amazon yesterday! Just couldn't make this shit up!