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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
    September 13, 2016 @ 12:52 pm

    Love it! Throwing a bit of chum to blood the water. The repeated references to his hypercubic ambition remind me of Perec’s La Vie mode d’emploi / Life: A User’s Manual. Can’t wait to find out from the brick itself.

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  2. Sam Keeper
    September 13, 2016 @ 2:27 pm

    I can’t help but think when reading this of the kind of weaving together of often seemingly irrelevant information and story threads we get in Cryptonomicon, though it seems like Moore’s gone way beyond that here…

    But what I’m REALLY curious about is how this jives with the fact that, like, from the description this kinda seems to be the basic conclusion of The Invisibles as well, with the characters becoming aware of the illusion of time. It seems like the two great magicians keep coming back to this basic idea. I mean, I’m sure that’s more LWIA fodder but I wonder about where their understanding of this stepping-out-of-time breaks apart and goes in separate directions.

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  3. Anton B
    September 14, 2016 @ 10:07 am

    I’m half a chapter in and it’s hooked me already. The imagery of the heavenly shop-fitters manages to be simultaneously beautiful, mundane and transcendent. My initial fears that this would be a retread of Voice of the Fire were immediately dispelled. Moore seems to be mythologising Northampton in much the same way Moorcock did his own home city in Mother London. Which BTW Eruditorum people if you haven’t read please do. It’s right up your collective alley I suspect.
    Interesting observation re Morrison and The Invisibles Sam Keeper. I guess in ideaspace it’s possible to explore the same journey from different angles.
    Moore really is some kind of bloody magickal genius isn’t he?

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  4. Echo
    September 19, 2016 @ 8:37 pm

    Northampton is my home town, and it’s frankly surreal to see what is – to be frank – kind of a shithole being discussed in such terms. Very excited to read this.

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