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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. Alan
    July 7, 2014 @ 6:13 am

    In paragraph 3, shouldn't that be "Rex's father" instead of "Jack's father"? I didn't see the episode when it aired, but I assume that your post would have mentioned it if there had been a sudden digression into the 51st century.

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  2. evilsoup
    July 7, 2014 @ 6:31 am

    Miracle Day would have been greatly improved by a few digressions into the 51st century, when everyone is presumably having funtime space orgies 24/7.

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  3. UrsulaL
    July 7, 2014 @ 8:20 am


    Instead what we have is a bunch of talented writers who aren’t so much marching to the beats of different drums as marching without any drumbeat at all, meandering and doing reasonably well, but not adding up to anything coherent.

    Done right, this might actually be interesting.

    Establish the basic framework of the "miracle" and have bunch of really good writers do independent episodes about different ways in which people react. One story about a family struggling to care for an elderly and demented relative, another of a funeral home director trying to figure out how to make a living, a medical episode on trying to care for someone painfully injured to the point of death but unable to either die or heal, etc.

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  4. Matthew Blanchette
    July 7, 2014 @ 5:31 pm

    "Not to look ahead too much, but with the next installment, “The Categories of Life,” Miracle Day finally hits a point where you can say with a straight face that it’s working."

    bursts out laughing

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  5. elvwood
    July 8, 2014 @ 4:58 am

    I really wish we'd had this instead!

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  6. John
    July 8, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    It apparently reaches a point where Philip can say with a straight face that it's working. Less sure about the rest of us. I personally thought some of the earlier episodes were pretty good and that then it went totally off the rails.

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