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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. LovecraftInBrooklyn
    July 6, 2020 @ 6:54 pm

    The first half of this reminds me of how magic works in Mage the Ascension, consensus reality vs people trying to fight it. It’s incredibly Morrison styled.

    The Zoids stuff reminds me of how inspired by Morrison the LEGO movies are, both in the meta fiction and the First Truth of Batman


  2. Eric
    July 6, 2020 @ 7:27 pm

    So glad you’re working on this again; I haven’t commented here because I’ve been reading it as you release it to your Patreon so don’t normally have much to say once it gets here. Very much looking forward to seeing this as a single book finally.

    With that said, I do have one very minor technical question: Every list I’ve ever seen of Morrison’s Zoids work says his first issue was 19, not 18; with 19 being a single issue rather than a pair by him. Was Morrison actually credited in the issue?


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      July 6, 2020 @ 8:15 pm

      No, he was on 18 and 19, as the image credits indicate. But Spider-Man and Zoids was a weekly title, and so his two -part arc spanning those two issues both came out in the same month.


      • Eric
        July 6, 2020 @ 9:07 pm

        Thank you. Now I have another issue of the series to track down, I thought I had completed my run of the Morrison issues.


  3. Mikhail Gorbachev
    July 6, 2020 @ 10:17 pm

    “Watchmen ended the Cold War.”

    You cannot be serious, young lady.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      July 6, 2020 @ 10:23 pm

      So first of all lol, especially at continuing the joke through to the e-mail address.

      Second of all, I think that really depends on what you mean by “serious.”


      • CJM123
        July 7, 2020 @ 4:20 pm

        Are you making sure you also entertain the possibility that Gorbachev is reading The Last War in Albion? He could be really feeling the pressure of Coronavirus and not being able to do some war crimes, but still somehow less than most other world leaders.


  4. Daru
    July 14, 2020 @ 8:22 am

    “One would instead have to transmit something quite substantial within the Cold War’s information system. Ideally it would need to exist within the ecosystem of modern media—either the product of a major corporate media company or of state media (not merely in the sense of being released by it but of emerging out of that company/state’s very essence, perhaps tacitly mirroring some sort of original sin within its publisher).”

    “A conscious mind that is entirely capable of the magic work required but unburdened by the knowledge that it is doing them.”

    What a chapter EL – you’ve done it again! I loved that creeping feeling that rose within me, of the awareness that the act of magic that was being hinted at was Watchmen. A thing of beauty.

    After having read your thoughts on the intersection between Parsons, Hubbard, Crowley and Burroughs – it really worked for me – whilst drawing in also (I know it is outside the purview of the War) obvious thoughts of both Twin Peaks: The Return episode 8, and Mark Frost’s Secret History of Twin Peaks. No obvious comment to make, just noticing that a parallel line of thought was made – but one that did not contain any sense of positive outcome or hopeful magic.

    But damn, I am so glad to be reading LWIA again El and to see you digging your teeth into long form writing – it’s really working.


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    November 16, 2020 @ 5:56 pm

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