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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. Douglas Muir
    September 2, 2021 @ 6:52 am

    Minor biographical detail on Pat Kane: just after this micro-controversy, he was elected to be Rector of the University of Glasgow. This is a 350 year old position that’s elective; it is chosen by the student body, and it wobbles back and forth between being a purely symbolic honor given to celebrities (Edmund Burke, Lord Macaulay, Winnie Mandela, Edward Snowden) and being a real job whose responsibility it is to represent the UoG student body to the administration.

    Why the 1990 student body chose a 26 yo musician / journalist with no particular claim to fame other than a bit of activism and one (1) top 10 single is completely beyond me. It might might have been a gag? Or maybe it was that the rival candidate was Tony Benn? Regardless, it’s a hell of a thing to have on your CV at that age.

    I do wonder how much of Morrison’s aggression came from being attacked by someone in his peer group. Kane was a couple of years younger, but he was a fellow Scot from the greater Glasgow area, his band had notched up a top 10 hit (this was before Arkham Asylum, remember, and it was not yet clear that Hue and Cry would never chart again), and if he and Morrison weren’t acquainted personally, they were surely within one handshake of each other a dozen different ways.

    30+ years later, Kane seems to have settled down to a modest role as a C-list intellectual-journalist-what have you — wrote a book, a few Guardian columns, had a blog for a while, type of thing.

    Anyway. It’s nice to see this series rolling along now! Pray keep up the excellent work.

    Doug M.

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