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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. Jane Campbell
    December 16, 2015 @ 9:47 am

    That is a gorgeous cover. So, this book is about, what, finding an ancient spacecraft in the middle of the jungle? The amazing derring-do it takes to get it up and running? The heroic strength and bravery of a test-pilot to launch it back into space?


    • James Taylor
      December 16, 2015 @ 10:55 am

      I do have a headcanon story to go with the painting, and in fact my intention is to eventually expand it to encompass some of that (not in time for the book launch alas – too many things came up at once to allow for it).

      For the purposes of the cover though, it’s entirely allegorical.


  2. Froborr
    December 16, 2015 @ 12:08 pm


    Would this be one of the ebooks Patreon backers get automatically, out of curiosity?


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      December 16, 2015 @ 12:12 pm

      Yep. All Eruditorum Press books to Patreon backers.

      Which is a bit of a foot-shoot in terms of Amazon ranking, but unlike certain fecal obsessives I can name I don’t do things like cherry pick easy Amazon categories to top or release in ebook only to goose my rankings. 🙂


  3. Gavin Burrows
    December 16, 2015 @ 1:13 pm

    Do you think Vox Day will write a rebuttal book titled ‘Futuristic Literature Isn’t What It Used to Be’?


    • Timber-Munki
      December 16, 2015 @ 2:08 pm

      The burning question would be whether Mr Day submits to the cultural marxist conceit of only having one chapter 5 this time…


      • Gavin Burrows
        December 16, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

        Who was it who said “Marxism is teleological so we demand each book only have one chapter 5, dammit.”

        One of the Frankfurt school, I think…


  4. Eric Gimlin
    December 16, 2015 @ 1:27 pm

    Note #1 to self: I need to register to vote in the Hugos this year ASAP.

    Note #2: Figure out what category James best fits in, because his covers have been consistently amazing.


    • James Taylor
      December 16, 2015 @ 1:45 pm

      I doubt I’d have any chance of winning, but if you’re serious I think the relevant category would be Best Fan Artist. Phil does give me a nominal fee for the covers, but not what is considered a professional sum (and as a fan I’m fine with that, which is why I’m still doing them).


      • Eric Gimlin
        December 16, 2015 @ 2:06 pm

        I may not think you have that much chance of winning, either; but I’m absolutely serious about wanting to nominate you because I believe your covers are amazing enough to deserve it.


        • James Taylor
          December 19, 2015 @ 5:04 am

          Now I can post once more I shall say I’m honoured that you feel so, and like them so much 🙂


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