History Creator / StephenDedman

8th Sep '17 4:14:51 PM PaulA
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** "As Wise As Serpents" is from Literature/TheBible.

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** "As Wise As Serpents" is from Literature/TheBible.[[Literature/TheFourGospels The Gospel According to Matthew]].



** "Honest Ghosts" and "Nothing Like the Sun" are from Creator/WilliamShakespeare.

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** "Honest Ghosts" and "Nothing Like the Sun" are from Creator/WilliamShakespeare.Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' and "Sonnet 130" respectively.



** "They Shoot Mobsters, Don't They?" and ''[[Film/AFistfulOfDollars A Fistful of Data]]'' are misquoted movie titles. "The Ghoul Goes West" is an actual movie title (one of Creator/EdWood's).

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** "They Shoot Mobsters, Don't They?" and ''[[Film/AFistfulOfDollars A ''A Fistful of Data]]'' Data'' are misquoted movie titles.titles (''Film/TheyShootHorsesDontThey'' and ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''). "The Ghoul Goes West" is an actual movie title (one of Creator/EdWood's).
8th Sep '17 12:19:31 PM GrammarNavi
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** "I've Got a Little List" is from ''TheMikado''.

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** "I've Got a Little List" is from ''TheMikado''.''Theatre/TheMikado''.
14th Dec '16 11:30:33 PM PaulA
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* MedievalPrehistory: ''North of the Dragonlands'' is medieval fantasy set in an alternate history with surviving populations of prehistoric creatures.
11th May '16 8:04:45 PM PaulA
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Stephen Dedman is an Australian SF author. His works include four novels, several roleplaying supplements, and numerous short stories.

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Stephen Dedman is an Australian SF author. His works include four five novels, several roleplaying supplements, and numerous short stories.




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* ''North of the Dragonlands'', an adventure story in which two children are the only hope of a city besieged by the Dragonlords.


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** ''North of the Dragonlands'', though it plays with the tropes of ConstructedWorld fantasy, is actually an alternate history, and the "dragons" and "elves" are non-magical things being described by characters trying to fit them into a familiar context.


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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The dragons in ''North of the Dragonlands'' are recognizable from their descriptions as dinosaurs and pterosaurs that somehow survived into human times.
11th May '16 7:51:23 PM PaulA
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* PuppeteerParasites: The existence of these is a key plot point in "As Wise As Serpents".

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* PuppeteerParasites: PuppeteerParasite: The existence of these is a key plot point in "As Wise As Serpents".
11th May '16 7:50:42 PM PaulA
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* FirstContactFauxPas: In "As Wise As Serpents", an alien visitor slaughters the party of high-ranking dignitaries welcoming him to Earth, apparently unprovoked. [[spoiler:It was the first time he'd seen humans wearing neckties, and his species has an unhappy history with a Puppeteer Parasite that latches on to its victim's throat and dangles down the victim's chest...]] Fortunately, in this case, the protagonist figures out the confusion before things escalate into outright hostility.


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* PuppeteerParasites: The existence of these is a key plot point in "As Wise As Serpents".
2nd Mar '14 1:42:39 PM mlsmithca
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** "The Lady of Situations" and "Till Human Voices Wake Us" are from Creator/TSEliot's ''TheWasteLand'' and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" respectively.

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** "The Lady of Situations" and "Till Human Voices Wake Us" are from Creator/TSEliot's ''TheWasteLand'' ''Literature/TheWasteLand'' and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" respectively.
6th Jan '14 8:07:35 PM PaulA
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** Carroll lovers and sensitive readers in general be warned, the pedophilic themes are pretty heavy in this one.
6th Jan '14 4:39:23 AM LongLiveHumour
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* AliceAllusion: In "Never Seen By Waking Eyes", a man meets a child vampire named Alice who knew LewisCarroll. (She makes a point of mentioning that he'd already written the Alice books when she met him.)

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* AliceAllusion: In "Never Seen By Waking Eyes", a man meets a child vampire named Alice who knew LewisCarroll.Creator/LewisCarroll. (She makes a point of mentioning that he'd already written the Alice books when she met him.)



** "Never Seen By Waking Eyes" and its sequel "The Vision of a Vanished Good" are from poems by LewisCarroll, as is "A Sentiment Open to Doubt".

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** "Never Seen By Waking Eyes" and its sequel "The Vision of a Vanished Good" are from poems by LewisCarroll, Creator/LewisCarroll, as is "A Sentiment Open to Doubt".
12th Mar '13 2:40:34 AM LordGro
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** SylviaPlath makes a cameo appearance in "A Sort of Walking Miracle", which takes its title from one of her poems.

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** SylviaPlath Creator/SylviaPlath makes a cameo appearance in "A Sort of Walking Miracle", which takes its title from one of her poems.



** "But Smile No More" is from the last line of EdgarAllanPoe's "The Haunted Palace".

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** "But Smile No More" is from the last line of EdgarAllanPoe's Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Haunted Palace".



** "A Sort of Walking Miracle" is from "Lady Lazarus" by SylviaPlath.

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** "A Sort of Walking Miracle" is from "Lady Lazarus" by SylviaPlath.Creator/SylviaPlath.
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