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7th Nov '17 9:10:08 AM Naram-Sin
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** The cover images of Turtledove's books are infamous in the fandom for how consistently they fail to depict anything that is actually in the text. Wrong flags, uniforms and weapons are also very common.
8th Oct '17 4:24:45 AM Alvin
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** British SF paperbacks are not alone in this. The first paperback edition of Creator/RobertHeinlein's ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars'' had a back-cover makes it sound like a soft-core porn novel. About the only think accurate in the blurb was the spelling of the heroine's name.

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** British SF paperbacks are not alone in this. The first paperback edition of Creator/RobertHeinlein's ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars'' had a back-cover makes it sound like a soft-core porn novel. About the only think thing accurate in the blurb was the spelling of the heroine's name.



** The fake quote has the protagonist converse with Big Brother, which never happens in the book. Infact, the book deliberatly leaves it ambiguous as to wheter Big Brother is a real person or simply an invented symbol of the party.

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** The fake quote has the protagonist converse with Big Brother, which never happens in the book. Infact, In fact, the book deliberatly deliberately leaves it ambiguous as to wheter Big Brother is a real person or simply an invented symbol of the party.
28th Sep '17 12:06:01 PM N8han11
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** This response is about the same for claims that he is jealous of Rowling's fame and gobs of money. This is a bit like trying to put down UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman by saying he wasn't as brilliant as Einstein.
*** This particular brainfart actually predates Harry Potter. As Sir Terry himself put it at the time, "I don't think I've ever been critical of the money Douglas Adams makes, especially since, as has been tactfully pointed out, I myself have had to change banks having filled the first one up."
24th Sep '17 4:21:48 PM BrendanRizzo
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* Ironically, The Guardian meant to make a statement about "fake news" and the "post-truth world" with the quote, but its writer and editor completely failed to do any cursory fact-checking in doing so.

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* ** Ironically, The Guardian meant to make a statement about "fake news" and the "post-truth world" with the quote, but its writer and editor completely failed to do any cursory fact-checking in doing so.so. Even more ironically, they could have used the ''actual'' conversation between Winston and [[spoiler:O'Brien]] for this purpose.
24th Sep '17 3:41:48 PM BrendanRizzo
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* Some paperback editions of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'' indicate that Lazarus Long goes back in time to become his own ancestor. While he does [[spoiler:sleep with his mother, this occurs after his birth, when he is a young child. A bit incestuous, true, but not paradoxical.]]

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* Some paperback editions of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'' indicate that Lazarus Long goes back in time to become his own ancestor. While he does [[spoiler:sleep with his mother, this occurs after his birth, when he is a young child. A bit incestuous, Incestuous, true, but not paradoxical.]]
10th Jul '17 5:56:29 PM Snowsky
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* The book ''ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic'' cites George and Harold from ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' as examples of fictional characters with ADHD, but claims that they're sixth graders when they're actually fourth graders.
4th Jun '17 8:56:22 AM Argon2
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* In ''A Companion to the American Novel'', Bendixen describes criticism directed at ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'''s "racial stereotyping of its major African American characters, especially Tom and Little Eva". [[SpoiledSweet Eva]] is not black.
3rd Jun '17 3:06:04 PM PrincessGwen
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** In a similar vein to the above, the running joke that "the new teacher is always evil". While this is ''mostly'' accurate, to the point that the sixth such teacher, Horace Slughorn, was a refreshing subversion, it unfairly leaves out the ''third'' "new teacher", Remus Lupin, one of the series' most prominent heroic characters. For another, Lockhart was an coward, egomaniac, fraud, and idiot but ''not'' a villain.

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** In a similar vein to the above, the running joke that "the new teacher is always evil". While this is ''mostly'' accurate, to the point that the sixth such teacher, Horace Slughorn, was a refreshing subversion, it unfairly leaves out the ''third'' "new teacher", Remus Lupin, one of the series' most prominent heroic characters. For another, Lockhart was an a coward, egomaniac, fraud, and idiot but ''not'' a villain.
3rd Jun '17 2:10:38 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The American version of the novel topped this. Somebody had very clearly gone through every page turning British English into American English spellings, and rewriting some Anglocentric incidental detail to make more sense to American readers. They were obviously ignorant of the existence of an English east coast seaport serving the ferry trade to Scandinavia and the Low Countries. A reference to Aziraphile and Crowley's Agreement is rendered nonsensical by changing the place-name '''Hull''' to '''Hell'''. Hull may not be the most pleasant place in England and its most famous son has a legendary association with Greed and Anger - but it exists, guys. It exists.
27th May '17 11:09:04 AM nombretomado
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* An Australian magazine claimed that [[TheMillenniumTrilogy Stieg Larsson]] was a neo-Nazi. This is especially puzzling since the man was a democratic socialist who received death threats from far-right and racist organisations for his work against them, and depicted the Nazi characters in his first book as having kidnapped, raped, and killed dozens of women, making one wonder whether the magazine's writers had any familiarity with him whatsoever.

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* An Australian magazine claimed that [[TheMillenniumTrilogy [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Stieg Larsson]] was a neo-Nazi. This is especially puzzling since the man was a democratic socialist who received death threats from far-right and racist organisations for his work against them, and depicted the Nazi characters in his first book as having kidnapped, raped, and killed dozens of women, making one wonder whether the magazine's writers had any familiarity with him whatsoever.
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