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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. heroesandrivals
    December 3, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

    Is he borrowing the Use of Weapons structure, or its content?


  2. Elizabeth Sandifer
    December 3, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

    Both, ultimately.


  3. Doctor Memory
    December 4, 2014 @ 3:50 am



  4. FrF
    December 4, 2014 @ 9:24 am

    [Comics I've been reading 2]: God Hates Astronauts #4 — This series could be called "just goofing around" but it's very imaginative goofing around and Ryan Browne is an auteur who's writing as well as drawing his lovingly detailed material. Some snapshots:

    – One character (a would-be "astro farmer" cum cult leader cum perpetrator of an amour fou) says "True love had always eluded my penis". (I admit, I had to laugh at this.)

    – Calling one protagonist "Dr. Professor"

    – It isn't enough for Browne to pop a cow head on a superhuman torso, it's got to be the head of a "ghost cow" who's also regularly mistaken for a horse.

    – Elaborately absurd sound words like "Apology ax-cepted" which leave onomatopoetic descriptions in the taciturn dust.


  5. Kit
    December 4, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

    It's only a few months since the latest (overpriced) issue of LoEG and the new (sadly, terrible, not mainly because of Moore) story in the Bojeffries collection, too.


  6. Elizabeth Sandifer
    December 4, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

    You know, I'm OK with the price of League, and I say that as someone who doesn't actually enjoy it all that much. I'm happy to pay extra to keep Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neil employed. I think that's a worthwhile endeavor above and beyond the quality of the work. It's like David Bowie albums after Scary Monsters. The best thing about them is, David Bowie is still making music.


  7. FrF
    December 5, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    "Crossed + 100 Years" is indeed a vera fine comic! For me, it's the most exciting since…Multiversity Pax Americana.

    And The Last War continues. Morrison: "Zombies! I expected something more original." (Multiversity SOS p. 26) — Moore writes a zombie comic and counters in a very un-Morrisonian fashion with "…Science Fiction. That's what wishful fiction used to be called back when they skulled it was science."


  8. Kit
    December 9, 2014 @ 3:20 am

    My issue with the unreasonableness of the price is that they are gluebound guts in a hardback cover, making the physical books less functional objects (where the function is taken to be reading) than regular PF comics would be. Or, indeed, the Century issues were.

    (I also thought that 2/3 of Century were good, unlike the current series-ish.)

    David Bowie was an interesting and vibrant artist once*, and is now an old man making snoozefests that dribble out of the ear before they've finished playing, without making it anywhere close to the memory centres. *the '90s.


  9. Anton B
    December 9, 2014 @ 8:31 am

    The '90's was when Bowie was an interesting and vibrant artist? That must be the same alternate universe '90's when Doctor Who was an interesting and vibrant sci-fi show. Alright I know everyone is entitled to an opinion and it's all subjective but…have you listened to Bowie's long 1970s output? That wasn't interesting and vibrant? I can take your dismissal of his recent work (though I disagree) but the '90s? Really? Black Tie White Noise? Heathen? Blimey!

    Oh and new comics by Alan Moore? I'm all over that.


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