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27th Aug '16 3:45:44 PM DaibhidC
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** Marvel at the Worcestershire Library Service's [[http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/worcs/items/629079 summary]] of ''Literature/{{Hogfather}}'': "The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil deeds of the Auditors, who replace the red-suited Hogfather with a scythe-bearing demon, prompting the Unseen University wizards and their monster-bashing nanny to launch a rescue plan." Parts of it are partly correct; the most notable error is that the sycthe-bearing replacement is not a demon and is ''also'' trying to [[SavingChristmas save Hogswatch]] from the Auditors. Also, while Susan is a nanny and working with the wizards, she's not "their" nanny, although she'd probably be the first to say they need one.

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** Marvel at the Worcestershire Library Service's [[http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/worcs/items/629079 summary]] of ''Literature/{{Hogfather}}'': "The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil deeds of the Auditors, who replace the red-suited Hogfather with a scythe-bearing demon, prompting the Unseen University wizards and their monster-bashing nanny to launch a rescue plan." Parts of it are partly correct; the most notable error is that the sycthe-bearing replacement is not a demon and is ''also'' trying to [[SavingChristmas save Hogswatch]] from the Auditors. Also, while Susan is a nanny (well, technically a governess) and working with the wizards, she's not "their" nanny, although she'd probably be the first to say they need one.one. What's baffling about this is that the mistakes look like ones made by someone who only read the cover blurb - but they get things ''right'' that aren't in the blurb (it doesn't mention the Auditors, for example).
27th Aug '16 3:36:20 PM DaibhidC
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** Similarly, there was a paperback edition of Creator/OlofStapledon's sf novel ''Literature/OddJohn'' that made it look and sound like hard-core porn, complete with a cowering naked woman on the cover. In this case, the blurb writer's copy did at least have a thin basis in fact, as the novel contains some passing mentions of sexual activity, and the mentions are the basis of the blurb. But the blurb manages to make it sound like the novel is about sex and only sex.

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** Similarly, there was a paperback edition of Creator/OlofStapledon's Creator/OlafStapledon's sf novel ''Literature/OddJohn'' that made it look and sound like hard-core porn, complete with a cowering naked woman on the cover. In this case, the blurb writer's copy did at least have a thin basis in fact, as the novel contains some passing mentions of sexual activity, and the mentions are the basis of the blurb. But the blurb manages to make it sound like the novel is about sex and only sex.
27th Aug '16 3:33:05 PM DaibhidC
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** Marvel at the Worcestershire Library Service's [[http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/worcs/items/629079 summary]] of ''Literature/{{Hogfather}}'': "The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil deeds of the Auditors, who replace the red-suited Hogfather with a scythe-bearing demon, prompting the Unseen University wizards and their monster-bashing nanny to launch a rescue plan." Parts of it are partly correct; the most notable error is that the sycthe-bearing replacement is not a demon and is ''also'' trying to [[SavingChristmas save Hogswatch]] from the Auditors. Also, while Susan is a nanny and working with the wizards, she's not "their" nanny, although she'd probably be the first to say they need one.



** Marvel at the Worcestershire Library Service's [[http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/worcs/items/629079 summary]] of ''Literature/{{Hogfather}}'': "The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil deeds of the Auditors, who replace the red-suited Hogfather with a scythe-bearing demon, prompting the Unseen University wizards and their monster-bashing nanny to launch a rescue plan." Parts of it are partly correct; the most notable error is that the sycthe-bearing replacement is not a demon and is ''also'' trying to [[SavingChristmas save Hogswatch]] from the Auditors. Also, while Susan is a nanny and working with the wizards, she's not "their" nanny, although she'd probably be the first to say they need one.
27th Aug '16 3:31:50 PM DaibhidC
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** Marvel at the Worcestershire Library Service's [[http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/worcs/items/629079 summary]] of ''Literature/{{Hogfather}}'': "The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil deeds of the Auditors, who replace the red-suited Hogfather with a scythe-bearing demon, prompting the Unseen University wizards and their monster-bashing nanny to launch a rescue plan." Parts of it are partly correct; the most notable error is that the sycthe-bearing replacement is not a demon and is ''also'' trying to [[SavingChristmas save Hogswatch]] from the Auditors. Also, while Susan is a nanny and working with the wizards, she's not "their" nanny, although she'd probably be the first to say they need one.



** Marvel at the Worcestershire Library Service's [[http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/worcs/items/629079 summary]] of ''Literature/{{Hogfather}}'': "The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil deeds of the Auditors, who replace the red-suited Hogfather with a scythe-bearing demon, prompting the Unseen University wizards and their monster-bashing nanny to launch a rescue plan." Parts of it are partly correct; the most notable error is that the sycthe-bearing replacement is not a demon and is ''also'' trying to [[SavingChristmas save Hogswatch]] from the Auditors. Also, while Susan is a nanny and working with the wizards, she's not "their" nanny, although she'd probably be the first to say they need one.
27th Aug '16 3:31:18 PM DaibhidC
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** Marvel at the Worcestershire Library Service's [[http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/worcs/items/629079 summary]] of ''Literature/{{Hogfather}}'': "The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil deeds of the Auditors, who replace the red-suited Hogfather with a scythe-bearing demon, prompting the Unseen University wizards and their monster-bashing nanny to launch a rescue plan." Parts of it are partly correct; the most notable error is that the sycthe-bearing replacement is not a demon and is ''also'' trying to [[SavingChristmas save Hogswatch]] from the Auditors. Also, while Susan is a nanny and working with the wizards, she's not "their" nanny, although she'd probably be the first to say they need one.
1st Aug '16 6:28:27 PM PaulA
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* The 1998 sf textbook ''Decades of Science Fiction'' says "[[MarionZimmerBradley Bradley's]] husband, Leigh Brackett, wrote ''The Literature/{{Darkover}} [[UniverseConcordance Concordance]]: A Reader's Guide'' (1979) to help sort out the complexities of the series." Creator/LeighBrackett was a woman sf author who died in 1978. Bradley's husband and the author of the ''Concordance'' was Walter H. Breen.

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* The 1998 sf textbook ''Decades of Science Fiction'' says "[[MarionZimmerBradley "[[Creator/MarionZimmerBradley Bradley's]] husband, Leigh Brackett, wrote ''The Literature/{{Darkover}} [[UniverseConcordance Concordance]]: A Reader's Guide'' (1979) to help sort out the complexities of the series." Creator/LeighBrackett was a woman sf author who died in 1978. Bradley's husband and the author of the ''Concordance'' was Walter H. Breen.
30th Jul '16 5:50:17 PM nombretomado
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* DaveBarry points this out brilliantly in his book ''Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far)'' with the page quote and this one as well:

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* DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry points this out brilliantly in his book ''Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far)'' with the page quote and this one as well:
27th Jul '16 10:21:36 AM DaibhidC
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* The first three ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' novels were reviewed in ''SFX'' magazine by a reviewer who didn't seem to be much of a fan of the series and was inclined to give the book short shrift. In particular he dismissed ''Border Princes'' by complaining there seemed to be no reason to add a new character to the team, and that he wasn't being treated as a newbie, which made the chronology impossible. Either the reviewer stopped reading halfway, or didn't really understand the end, because [[spoiler: the fact everyone thinks this character has been part of the team all along is the entire point, having a broadly similar plot to the later episode "Adam".]]
23rd Jul '16 1:47:44 PM trulymadmoves
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** In general, a RunningGag among the casual fans and press is to point out that Harry has "saved the school X times" everytime someone doubts or mistrusts Harry, X being the number of previous books. To say that Harry makes a habit of "saving the school" is extremely inaccurate; while he certifiably did so in the second book, none of the other books feature him doing any such thing. Plus, all of his heroics involve excessive rule-breaking and have few witnesses; acting as if Harry should be treated like a hero who saves the school and that mistrust of him is dictated by RuleOfDrama is a solid example of this trope.
** 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.
11th Apr '16 7:47:01 PM StarSword
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** ''With the Lightnings'', the first ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' novel, has a review quotation from ''Publishers Weekly'' on its front cover reading, "This surely shouldn't--and probably won't--be Cassian and Adele's last adventure together." There is no such character as "Cassian"; they probably meant to refer to [[TheCaptain Daniel Leary]] and got confused somehow.
** Daniel Leary's name in the first draft was Cassian Daniels; the reviewer simply read the prepublished version.

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** ''With the Lightnings'', the first ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' novel, has a review quotation from ''Publishers Weekly'' on its front cover reading, "This surely shouldn't--and probably won't--be Cassian and Adele's last adventure together." There is no such character as "Cassian"; they probably meant to refer to [[TheCaptain Daniel Leary]] and got confused somehow.
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"Cassian" in the novel; it seems the reviewer read an early draft where Daniel Leary's name in the first draft was Cassian Daniels; the reviewer simply read the prepublished version.Daniels and didn't proofread his review properly.
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