8FOLD: Mighty Medley # 30, June 2016, by Messrs. Brenton, McClure, Perron, Russell, and Stokes

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Fri Jun 17 17:36:04 PDT 2016

On 2016-06-16 16:49, Tom Russell posted:  stories with lots of good ideas.

I confess, I'm not attracted to Old West action with what seems to be 
standard Cowboys and Indians.  (Not everyone can be the target audience 
for everything.)  But everything else in this magazine is stuff which I 
find increasingly exciting.

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> ---------------- EMPRESS OF PAGES ------------------
> ----------------------Part 15-----------------------
>    "CONFIRM RENAME TO," the Manual spoke in a flat and grinding
> metallic tone, then in a perfect copy of the Empress's own voice,
> "Meredith Rael Fn'ordh."
>    =Confirm.=
>    Fn'ordh shuddered violently, unexpectedly, the way only his true
> name could affect him. "Empress!" he shouted, aghast. "What have you
> /done/?! My name, you - how is this possible?! Who knows what
> /madness/ this will lead to?!"
>    =The real question, Meredith,= came her reply, =is whether the
> /Throne/ knows.=
>    And Meredith was silent for a long, long time.

Heh, does he think of himself as Meredith now?  If that's his True Name 
now, he probably does!

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> -----------------THE SCIENCE-BLADES-----------------
> -------------------OF TERRA ALTER-------------------
> -----------------------Part  2----------------------
>    "And how am I getting there?"
>    "We'll create a body for you there and move your consciousness into
> it for a time."
>    "All right." She turned around and looked Antinea in the eye. "I'm in."

I'm confident a suitably heroic body awaits.

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> -----------------BEYOND THE FIELDS------------------
> ---------------------Part 29------------------------
>    "It's still a good idea. We just need to test whether we can get
> out," said Joan. "Now, what's your other idea?"
>    "It's an awful lot more pie-in-the-sky," said Deidre. "We create a
> mundane egg, using that," she said, pointing at the piece of jewelry
> on Joan's wrist.

ahh, I've read enough comic books to recognize the concept.

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> ------------LIVESTREAMING CONSCIOUSNESS-------------
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>                             HDPETSST ONESFTII
>   What do you think? Should I say the words?

As a Writer, you must have checked to see whether they're even 
pronounceable.  I think I'll just trust you on that.

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

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
or not... *you* are held responsible. - Barack Obama

I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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