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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. Carey
    November 7, 2013 @ 12:58 am

    Oops, I stepped on your toes slightly by revealing the identity of Pedro Henry in the comments of Part 16.

    I never realised before how The Stars My Destination prefigured the character arc and information overload ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey until I read your précis of the novel. Bester also did something Moore was famous for: building a new piece of art from the fabric of old art (although some would accuse him of stealing), as the other primary influence on The Stars My Destination was The Count of Monte Cristo.


  2. BerserkRL
    November 7, 2013 @ 6:02 am

    Tangential comment: The Count of Monte Cristo is also a major influence on Les Miserables (even down to the escaping-in-a-coffin trick). Hugo's "gimmick" is to split the main character of Dumas's novel into two — the unjustly imprisoned/escaped man now risen to post-prison success, and the implacable, indefatigable predator dedicated to retribution — and set one to chase the other.


  3. Eric Gimlin
    November 7, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    Not much to say on this part of the chapter, other than I'm looking forward to more- and I want to dig up and re-read my copy of The Stars My Destination, which I haven't read in about 20 years!


  4. Jenda
    November 8, 2013 @ 2:26 am

    Very enjoyable entry.


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