Originally Posted by sirbruce
Probably the latter, and that it's from nobody of import to me. I have little time to read random screeds, so if I were to read one it would have to be someone whom I knew and respected and thought were relevant today.
But please, don't dwell too much on my opinion; I'm sure others would be interested.
I hope my inquiry to your first post didn't come across the wrong way. It was primarily due to genuine curiousity.
Your explanation makes sense and is pretty much what I assumed.
Also, in retrospect, the foreword is a good few steps heavier and drier than the book's actual content... perhaps I ought to have opted to translate the first chapter or the first two chapters instead.
Being a science fiction enthusiast, the foreword did get me enthused though, so the (in retrospect not so shocking) lack of response surprised me at first.