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Happy birthday to the fabulous green_key! May your day be sithly fun, and may this new year be your best yet. And, of course, may The Force be with you. (Dark side, light side, or grey - your choice.)

* A note for those of you who read Clark Ashton Smith: Andrew Wheeler of the Science Fiction Book Club is asking for help determining which are his best stories. Can you help?

* And speaking of AKICIF (All Knowledge is Contained in Fandom), I'm trying to compile a list of all the works of speculative fiction in which Shawnee leader Tecumseh is a character (or at least mentioned significantly). Thus far, my list looks something like this:
- The Emperor of If by Guy Dent (1926)
- Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith (1981)
- The Tales of Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott Card (1987-present)
- 1812: The Rivers of War by Eric Flint (2005)
- The U.S.S. Tecumseh was an Excelsior-class ship mentioned several times Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Does anyone know of others? Many thanks for your assistance.

* I will be in Oklahoma this weekend/early next week for a series of lectures and book signings (including this one, which is open to the public), and my Internet access will be limited. I will be back at home and fully online next Wednesday. Have a wonderful weekend!

The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul


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Jan. 25th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
Doesn't really have anything to do with your post here. However, you and some of the other people who pop by here might be interested in reading the Children of Men entry over at Mutant Reviewers From Hell. I particularly like the conversation Sue had with her kids on the film's subject matter.

Jan. 26th, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
Great stuff! Thanks so much. I'd caught some of those things, but not others (such as the explanation why she was catatonic). Thanks so much for the heads up.
Jan. 25th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks. Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

His words *still* move me... After all these years. It's awesome.
Jan. 26th, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
I agree 100%!

Also, I got your mail - thanks a million. :)
Jan. 26th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
You know, I didn't realize that was you in the icon till Ary told me. You look very different without your hat and glasses. ;~)

So, what is sparkly?
Jan. 26th, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
Ha! :) Thanks for bring interested. That's fom the "Fantasy" (specifically Tolkien) episode of the 2006 television show Collector Showdown, for which I was an interviewee and a judge. (There's more on that in this post.) agentxpndble made the icon for me with a funny quote from the show. :)
Jan. 27th, 2007 09:49 am (UTC)
Here are two SF sources featuring Tecumseh, obtained from the Uchronia website, http://www.uchronia.com

Deloria, Vine, Jr. "Why the U.S. Never Fought the Indians".
Divergence: 1813 CE
What if: In 1813, southern AmerInds joined with Tecumseh to oppose both the US and Britain in the War of 1812, earning themselves a seat at Ghent.
Summary: Sharing North America leads to a more humane society, despite such troubles as the presidential succession crisis of 1876 and the buffalo war of 1880.

Published: In Christian Century, Jan. 7-14, 1976.

Meacham, Beth. "One by One".
Divergence: 1813 CE
What if: Tecumseh turned the tide at the Battle of the Thames (Detroit) and the Northwest Territories only became a US state decades later.
Summary: In the 20th century, conflict between whites and reds in "Indiana" constantly simmers with acts of terrorism and retaliation.

Published: In ALTERNATE WARRIORS (ed. Mike Resnick), q.v.

Feb. 1st, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! I can't thank you enough.
Apr. 16th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
I don't have a copy with me here, but have you looked in Piers Anthony's TALES FROM THE GREAT TURTLE anthology from Tor?
Apr. 16th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
I haven't looked in that anthology - thanks so much! That's just the kind of lead I was hoping for. I appreciate it.
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