SW10/HCC: April 2011 #2: The Satanists with the Silver Skull Machine

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Wed Apr 27 21:57:44 PDT 2011

Andrew Perron wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 01:16:54 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
>> All righty, then.  I shall have to be careful with anything I add to the story, 
>> though.  The forces in play will squash *typical* Victorians like they were 
>> space unicorns, and throwing in a Victorian wizard to save them will make it a 
>> whole different story.  And if I keep a Victorian world accessible for future 
>> plot fun, it cheapens the multiversal blockade the Superhuman World is under. 
> Well, that's where the Engines of Reality come in, don't they?  It's their
> power that opens/closes the gate, and once they're gone...

Depends whether the Victorians have a real world or not, huh?  It might have 
been wished into existence in place of our Earth...  But thanks for making me 
think of that.

>> Heh heh.  You have stumbled upon my Master Plan to take plot items off the 
>> board, not put them on.  First the Wolf-Woman of Tennessee, and now the Engines 
>> of Reality.  When I say Twilight of the Superhuman World, I mean it.
> Innnnnnnnteresting.  I like it; just be careful that you don't
> oversimplify.

I may not yet have properly conveyed the full implications of "Twilight of the 
Superhuman World".  When I simplify *this* plot line to its logical extreme, the 
world will have nothing left.  It's headed toward 
http://www.eilertech.com/stories/2009/beyond.htm , and I've taken several public 
vows not to stop it...  Now *that's* deconstruction.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

Only their myths concerned peace and contentment, and that in such a
coercive, sullen package it was obvious that the Earth humans resented
the very idea.

- from "Passing" by Elaine Radford, Aboriginal SF, May/June 1987.

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