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Friday, March 23, 2012
9:01PM - It's "Name That Novel" Time!
Friend of mine on LJ posts:
I've tried all sorts of searches, and can't find what I'm looking for.
Back in college, I found lots of neat SF antholgies in the campus library. There was one story in particular that I never found again; I don't recall the title, author or the anthology.
It was published before 1973; that's all I know for sure.
It was mostly a time travel story: a team of investigators have traveled in a nifty, self-contained vehicle into the past to study one of the dinosaur eras. The story's narrator is out on a recce when he encounters some definite anomalies: two strange children, and some thuggish adults, who turn out to be Martians (from a civilization which is long dead in the narrator's "present"). Then the story turns into a bit of a crime thriller (the children have been kidnapped)and mystery: can the narrator save the kids from the bad guys, and if they can't get back to Mars, what will happen to them? There is, of course, a twist at the end that solves it all.
Does that ring any bells? I'd really like to find this again!
11:09PM - Two more fandom-related March Madnesses
Round 3 of Mix March Madness 2012 Webcomics Tournament–Vote Now!
is was getting creamed --again (but is now winning thanks to freezer in comments for the correction). Krosp is still no longer displeased.
Choose even more of the worst science fiction movies ever: The Happening Vs. Pluto Nash
Other stinkers include The Last Airbender (vs. Bio Dome) and Battlefield Earth (vs. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians).
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