SW91: Hemmed In
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Tue Feb 9 14:44:17 PST 2010
On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 01:57:14 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
Wait, shouldn't that be--
> Author's Note: Yes, the tag is SW91. As in Superhuman World 1991.
> This year during my break, I've been mining my old fiction to put on
> the Web. (Link available at http://www.eilertech.com/stories/startup.htm
> .) All these years I was afraid to read my old writing. But when I
> finally did, I discovered, I used to write a lot more dialog than I do
> now! In retrospect, that came naturally from spending the years
> 1983-1992 to write a story that ultimately took place 1990-1992.
Hmmmm. So is this the original, or a rewritten version?
> What Has Gone Before: The year is 1991. There are a few superhumans
> around the world, but they're not public. But four superhumans are
> now students at Michigan State University. After a series of
> encounters, they've gone public, and arranged to work together if they
> really need to. They call themselves The Balance. They are leading
> ancestors of the Superhuman World 2010, and you might actually
> recognize one or two of them as the year goes on.
Hmmmm. Interesting. Present-tense, and a lot of the dialogue is described
secondhand - but not all of it.
> Laura Greene, Morningstar, does not practice nearly as much as the
> others. She's agreed to work with the others in crisis situations,
> but she's not going to look for trouble - and she sees no reason why
> trouble should find her, if she lives a good life in the Lord. Even
> if it should, the power in her stone should handle it.
There's a problem here. This doesn't actually describe what her powers
are. Thus, I'm only assuming that this was due to her:
> The next day, Professor Carlsberg is overcome by sudden - and
> unexplainable! Ã¢â¬â remorse. He turns himself in to the campus police.
> They release him due to lack of evidence. Ellipsis has taken all his
And I have no idea what's going on here:
> Morningstar, in front, falls before the assault at first. But she
> thinks: No. I mustn't! Stephen says I don't have to! There must be
> some way... She rises, and beats back the assaults.
Overall, interesting, though definitely showing its heritage as an early
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