Saturday, February 08, 2014

INVISIBLE INK.

One of the earliest forms of invisible ink was urine.

In the novel, Dr. No, James Bond sent a message to M using invisible ink.

In his response, M warned Bond that the alcohol levels in his ink were unacceptably high.

16 comments:

naens said...

heh.

JenMo said...

Ewwww

Aaron Spuler said...

Gives a whole new meaning to holding your pen carefully.

Steven L. Kent said...

As well as "Pen Name" and "penning a good book." Makes you think twice about pens being "mightier than the sword" as well.

naens said...

Well you know what they say, there are worse fates than death.

Steven L. Kent said...

To worse fates and pissy writers!

naens said...

As a fine a toast as any sir!

Steven L. Kent said...

naens, you ever read a Bond novel? They're very old, most of them written in the late 1950s, but they're still fun.

naens said...

Alas, I have not. But I have enjoyed a few Bond films.

Steven L. Kent said...

You might try From Russia With Love. It's a pretty good one.

naens said...

I did read some of the Jack Ryan books during the summer; I was actually in the middle of Patriot Games when Clancy passed. I particularly enjoyed Cardinal of the Kremlin too.

Steven L. Kent said...

I've only read The Hunt For the Red October, but I really enjoyed it. I interviewed him once when I was a journalist. He was more fun to read than to meet.

naens said...

That's awesome. Cardinal of the Kremlin is the book right after Red October chronologically, and actually "finishes" the story in a sense. Also the book itself is amazing.

Steven L. Kent said...

Haven't read it; really should.

RebeccaA said...

Mr. Kent, my 6th grade son is doing a report on arcade games and found your book. Part of his project includes interviewing people. I know you have moved on from covering gaming, but I was wondering if he could ask you some questions.
Thanks
Rebecca

Steven L. Kent said...

Of course. Send me your email address so we can chat directly. I'll be glad to help.