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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.

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  1. bombasticus
    December 26, 2016 @ 4:34 pm

    Love it. Hate to say it, but until an X-Men critic can really explicate Chris and especially Bonnie Claremont’s primal scene, the most interesting things about that cultural phenomenon will remain unsaid. Lycanthropism. The wild boys, simonomicon & the underbelly of creation. What Levitz really meant when he called Moore his biggest mistake. That person may be reading this now but is not running an X-cast even as we speak. http://www.nypress.com/the-doom-that-came-to-chelsea/

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    • bombasticus
      December 26, 2016 @ 5:08 pm

      …besides Morrison’s ability to digest and emulate Claremont arguably becomes his finest weapon in the War once Britpop Is Dead.

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  2. Sean Dillon
    December 26, 2016 @ 6:27 pm

    “Eating Flowers, with Cornered and A Cold and Frosty Morning close behind.”

    Oo, chapters I haven’t reached yet. I look forward to reading them. (Right now, I’m at Forbidden Worlds, and so far it’s pretty damn good, though not as good as Mirror of Love or From Hell. Damn sight better than Watchmen and perhaps a fitting end to the war (though I’d go with Klaus solely because it’s blatantly Grant going “You know, I think Alan might have been right about me”)).

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  3. Kiki Basco
    December 27, 2016 @ 5:11 am

    “San Junipero” is absolutely essential viewing for anyone even vaguely interested in science fiction, regardless of any misgivings you might have about Brooker as a writer and/or person. (The mere act of writing a story like “San Junipero” instantly dissipates most of the criticisms people lob at Charlie Brooker, imo.)

    A quick rundown on the other five: “Nosedive” is incredibly resonant for women but came off as obvious for most of my male friends. “Playtest” is shit (though I’m sure there’s a redemptive reading). “Shut Up and Dance” is the opposite of “Nosedive” in that the men I know loved it while I thought it was just ok. “Men Against Fire” is a very subtle take on fascism if you’re willing to look beyond the most obvious twist ever. And “Hated in the Nation” is a really good crime procedural with a cool premise.

    You’ll probably get different opinions depending on who you ask.

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  4. William Shaw
    December 27, 2016 @ 7:09 pm

    I had trouble with San Junipero – much as I want to like it, and genuinely like a lot of what it’s trying to do, it’s just… structurally borked.
    It reminded me of, of all things, Sleep No More – an interesting if slow-paced bunch of setup, then a rushed-through climax which kicks up a bunch of new questions at the last minute and frustratingly refuses to answer any of them, and then an absolutely jaw0dropping finale which almost, but not quite, completely fails to justify the episode’s shortcomings. So yeah. A nice departure for Brooker, but another sign that he badly needs an editor. Like, perhaps, Steven Moffat.

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