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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. BerserkRL
    January 3, 2014 @ 12:49 am

    Is the gobernment what B for Bendetta was trying to oberthrow?


  2. wumbo
    January 3, 2014 @ 12:52 am

    Emanations! How incredible – what is the thing that all the doctors are facets of? What is the thing on which the doctors are all perspectives?

    Is it Single Vision to say that all prejudice is born of Single Vision?

    Do you think fiction's mimetic?

    That article on the Gray Tradition was very interesting. Thanks for posting it!


  3. Andrew Hickey
    January 3, 2014 @ 2:10 am

    Beautiful. Unnoun really needs to get her own blog.
    One minor nit-pick — it's Mags L. Halliday, not Kelly Hale, who's the only woman to have written a Faction novel…


  4. Callum Leemkuil
    January 3, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    Excellent post! Just one thing – I'm almost completely certain that the introduction you posted is a reference to the first sentence of Thomas Pynchon's novel Mason & Dixon:
    "Snow-Balls have flown their Arcs, starr'd the Sides of Outbuildings, as of Cousins, carried Hats away into the brisk Wind off Delaware,– the Sleds are brought in and their Runners carefully dried and greased, shoes deposited in the back Hall, a stocking'd-foot Descent made upon the great Kitchen, in a purposeful Dither since Morning, punctuated by the ringing Lids of Boilers and Stewing-Pots, fragrant with Pie-Spices, peel'd Fruits, Suet, heated Sugar,– the Children, having all upon the Fly, among rhythmic slaps of Batter and Spoon, coax'd and stolen what they might, proceed, as upon each afternoon all this snowy December, to a comfortable Room at the rear of the House, years since given over to their carefree Assaults."


  5. Seth Aaron Hershman
    January 3, 2014 @ 2:39 am

    This is a thing I agree with you on.


  6. matt bracher
    January 3, 2014 @ 3:23 am

    Am I the the only one for whom the web site (not just the page for the novel) reports as unavailable?


  7. Andrew Hickey
    January 3, 2014 @ 3:32 am

    Nope, the site appears to be down. There's a Google cache of the ebook though —


  8. matt bracher
    January 3, 2014 @ 5:18 am

    Google located a PDF at

    Pity that it's not in epub or mobi format, but the PDF will certainly do.


  9. Seeing_I
    January 3, 2014 @ 6:15 am

    Ye gods, man! Get in touch with your godfather ASAP!


  10. peterbaker13
    January 3, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    Yeah, that part really threw me. It's not every day someone casually mentions that a relative had a stash of missing Doctor Who episodes. Any chance of a follow-up, Unnoun?


  11. jane
    January 3, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    Faction Paradox = unreliable narration


  12. evilsoup
    January 3, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    It seems to be up for me right now. Also, for what it's worth, it's pretty trivial (one-click) to convert the HTML version to epub or mobi with Calibre.

    It's pretty bizarre that they don't have any of their books in the ebook stores or sell proper ebook formats, but eh.


  13. J Mairs
    January 3, 2014 @ 11:07 am

    If those episodes had been owned by a Faction Godfather, I think DW fandom is best off NOT having them back.

    I wouldn't mind seeing the recordings of the episodes that were never written through.


  14. Ed Azad
    January 3, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    As we've seen twice already, not even the Doctor turning heel can destroy Doctor Who.

    Also, the fallen angel metaphor is apt. Doctor Who is on top of the world. It can pretty much do no wrong, and so the danger of moral rot remains.


  15. matt bracher
    January 5, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

    Thank you!

    That had completely slipped my mind.

    It's done, now, and obsessively I've edited it a few times to get as well-formatted a book as I can. (Saved the web page, edited in Microsoft Word, imported into Calibre, repeat process from editing….).


  16. Andrew Hickey
    February 11, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    And I just saw this again and realised that while unnoun had forgotten Warring States by Halliday, I'd completely forgotten Erasing Sherlock by Hale. So two women have written Faction Paradox novels, out of seven people who've written one at all.


  17. unnoun
    September 28, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

    I mean, I think he got most of them by filming his TV. Not that much better than the telesnaps. I mean, there was movement, at least. And it wasn't everything either.


  18. unnoun
    September 28, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    "Beautiful. Unnoun really needs to get her own blog."

    Okay. Say something really infuriatingly mansplaining or whitesplaining or alloromanticsplaining and get me really unbelievably cross and I might.

    Baby steps, though, guys.


  19. unnoun
    September 28, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    God this post is a mess.


  20. unnoun
    October 4, 2014 @ 6:13 am

    …Also, I no longer live in the UK, and there's a rather large ocean between myself and said godfather's last known location.


  21. jonathan inge
    November 2, 2014 @ 8:41 am

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