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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. Unknown
    February 13, 2014 @ 3:03 am

    "“A Second Chance,” a two-pager in which the last man on Earth finds a woman, is utterly devoid of any point."

    There's a stock plot (apparently deeply beloved of submitters to the slushpile of science fiction magazines) in which the last man and woman on Earth turn out to be called…. Adam and Eve. So if this is the one I'm thinking of, it sets that up and then parodies it with Adam and Mavis. Decent enough use of two pages, I thought.

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  2. Daibhid C
    February 13, 2014 @ 4:47 am

    I love that, after finally reaching the close bracket of the longest parenthetical comment I've ever encountered, you continue directly from "laying most of the praise at the feet of John Higgins, who he claims 'did a stirling job in depicting the lighter side of genocide'" as if this had been a casual aside.

    Having long forgotten that this was all in parenthesis (despite the open bracket occuring in the Previously), my first thought was that you'd made an error with cut-and-paste.

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  3. Theonlyspiral
    February 13, 2014 @ 6:12 am

    You've really hit it out of the park on Chapter 5 Doctor S. I don't really have a lot to add other than I am greatly enjoying Last War right now.

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  4. Chadwick
    February 13, 2014 @ 11:25 am

    Maybe someone here can help me with this Future Shock I can remember from childhood. The premise is about a couple of married armed robbers in the future, who get arrested and are sentenced by the court to be turned into robots. After conversion, they're sold to different groups only to meet up on different sides of a space battle and the husband-robot ends up having to destroy the ship that has his wife-robot on it. Like a lot of Future Shocks, and other concepts in 2000AD (and I'm thinking about the time rifle Phillip refers to in Strontium Dog), things hinge on the concept even if it doesn't make a lot of sense or seem to abandon Occam's Razor in terms of a simple and efficient way of dealing with problems (like Snazz but without the humour or irony). Anyway, I can still remember the story but not the title or author.

    …the irony of my post is that I'm now about to be asked whether I'm a robot or not.

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  5. Froborr
    February 14, 2014 @ 3:38 am

    And now I find myself unshakeably convinced that the Voight-Kampff Empathy Test is just the natural end result of decades of increasingly complex Captchas.

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  6. Chadwick
    February 14, 2014 @ 6:03 am

    In other words, you don't know the title or author.

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  7. Daru
    February 17, 2015 @ 3:08 am

    Loving the cpapter Phil – My fave Snazz moment is in Halfway to Paradise when he os left at the end abaondoned by Zeus on a wasteland planet with a giant Rubik cube to solve. Blew my mind as a kid.

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