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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. Matt Marshall
    August 27, 2015 @ 12:16 am

    Did you forget to paste the review in, or are you doing a thing?


  2. iWill
    August 27, 2015 @ 12:34 am

    I think he's doing a thing. After all, just how many words do you think Vox Day's worth?


  3. camestrosfelapton
    August 27, 2015 @ 1:20 am



  4. Chris
    August 27, 2015 @ 1:31 am

    It's in case you drop a chapter five on the floor. You'll have a spare one to use.


  5. The Dapper Anarchist
    August 27, 2015 @ 2:26 am

    … How Discordian.


  6. camestrosfelapton
    August 27, 2015 @ 2:32 am

    Well this sequence works :


  7. John Toon
    August 27, 2015 @ 3:04 am

    Hugo Award nominated editor Vox Day at the top of his game there.


  8. Cdog Zilla
    August 27, 2015 @ 3:22 am

    When one 'Chapter Five' just isn't enough.


  9. Diane Alexander
    August 27, 2015 @ 4:19 am

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  10. Diane Alexander
    August 27, 2015 @ 4:20 am

    Beale seems to be busy stuffing ballots as usual as FOURTEEN five star reviews were submitted for the work on a single day:


  11. Scott
    August 27, 2015 @ 4:44 am

    Buy one chapter five, get another one free.


  12. Elizabeth Sandifer
    August 27, 2015 @ 6:21 am

    It was originally just going to be the Debord quote.


  13. Elizabeth Sandifer
    August 27, 2015 @ 6:21 am

    But what do you do if you really wanted a Chapter 4?


  14. Elizabeth Sandifer
    August 27, 2015 @ 6:21 am

    There's at least one commenter on Vox's blog who admits to having given it a review before reading it.


  15. Gene
    August 27, 2015 @ 6:34 am

    Perhaps he's making a stab at ergodic literature. We're supposed to read the book with the first chapter five, then again with the second, and develop the potential oppositions between the two readings.


  16. SF Reviewsnet
    August 27, 2015 @ 8:45 am

    Doesn't matter. Of course he'll send his blog groupies to Amazon to fawn over the book. Most thinking readers know Amazon reviews aren't to be taken seriously, generally.


  17. timber-munki
    August 27, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    So, were you sent a review copy or did you purchase it yourself?

    Don't think an answer either way is going to bias your fine Shark Sandwich-esque level of economy, and I'm not judging you if you did buy it, but I'm more intrigued with Day's world view if he sent you a copy.


  18. Elizabeth Sandifer
    August 27, 2015 @ 10:53 am

    He didn't send me a copy, nor did I give him any money.


  19. John Toon
    August 27, 2015 @ 12:13 pm

    I think "ergotic literature" would be nearer the truth.


  20. TheWatersOfMars
    August 27, 2015 @ 6:26 pm

    Personally, I LOVED Phil's new book on the Capaldi era. Especially his essay on why Into the Dalek is a metaphor for Vox Day (poor Rusty!). I mean, no, I haven't read it yet, mostly because he hasn't written it. But I'm prepared to rate it 5/5 stars on Amazon!


  21. Jarl
    August 27, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

    You joke, but I really have read erotic literature with multiple chapters of the same numbering. Amateur editing at its finest.


  22. John Toon
    August 28, 2015 @ 2:16 am

    Dude, "ergotic". As in, hallucinatory material derived from fungus. I don't think there's any circumstance under which I could consider Vox Day's writing erotic. I'm not a masochist.

    I'd also just like to note for the record that the failure to adequately copy-edit the contents page of his own self-published magnum opus must surely be the final damning evidence against any suggestion that Vox Day is some kind of mastermind.


  23. Daru
    August 28, 2015 @ 2:56 am

    "I'd also just like to note for the record that the failure to adequately copy-edit the contents page of his own self-published magnum opus must surely be the final damning evidence against any suggestion that Vox Day is some kind of mastermind."

    Bang on. It's a novice's mistake.


  24. Aylwin
    August 28, 2015 @ 6:29 am

    Yeah, but we've all done it.


  25. Jarl
    August 28, 2015 @ 12:37 pm

    I was continuing the procedure of decaying the word "ergodic" that you started.

    That said, having read a staggering amount of erotic literature, I'm almost positive it's of generally better quality than Vox Day's output.


  26. HarlequiNQB
    August 29, 2015 @ 10:53 am

    I've always found chapter 5's more absorbent. Chapter 4's are always like that slightly shiny paper they used to have in school bathrooms. Useful to have more chapter 5's then; very thoughtful of him.


  27. John Toon
    August 29, 2015 @ 5:22 pm

    "Yeah, but we've all done it."

    Yeah, but most of us haven't spent months beforehand telling anyone who'll listen what a fucking stealthy ninja master we are. That's what makes the pratfall so delicious.


  28. Asher Jacobson
    September 3, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

    Out of curiosity, Phil, do you have a truth criterion?


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