Jan N. Sammer
78 Hartley Avenue
July 3, 1981
Mr. Dewey B. Larson
755 N.E. Royal Court
Portland, OR 97232
Dear Mr. Larson:
I have not yet had a chance to thank you for the corrections you so kindly made to “The Mechanism of the Universe,” and for the letter authorizing its publication in Kronos, and already I must impose again on your time. As the enclosed letter from Mrs. Elizabeth Philip explains, Frontiers of Science wants very much to publish your article “The Fundamentals of Science in the Twenty-first Century” in their next issue. I enclose a copy of the retyped article as it was submitted to Frontiers, together with the way Reciprocity printed it three years ago. The changes marked in red were incorporated in the typescript; those marked in pencil on the typescript are additional ones which I will be sending to Mrs. Philip. I hope you will find time to read the piece, make any changes that are still necessary, and send me a note of permission.
About Frontiers of Science: The circulation, I am told, is a very respectable 17,000. The magazine is dedicated to examining unorthodox aspects of science (you may have heard of it under its earlier name Second Look). The format is 8½” x 11” on glossy-type paper—somewhat like a double issue of Science News.
The page of references (p. 29) I have not yet sent to Frontiers; it is not quite complete, but I think I can handle it all here with a bit of leg work in the library.
I think it would be advisable for NPP and for Reciprocity to advertize in the same issue of Frontiers; I shall ask Mrs. Philip to tentatively reserve a page for us. Meanwhile, I will be in touch with Mr. Reilly and Prof. Meyer, and we will work something out.
Regarding Mrs. Philip’s request for a biography, I will use the paragraph you were good enough to send me in your last letter, together with a list of your published books.
I must say I like Mrs. Philip’s attitude, and have a feeling we may co-operate more in the future.
With all good wishes, hoping to hear from you at your convenience,