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From:     Joseph Delisle <jd@?????.net>
Date:     Mon, 22 Jul 1996 22:44:57 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: Earth?
In a previous message, Mike Bentley said...
>
> 	I saw a web page with some info about some of the planets of
> Terraspace, but what I was wondering if anyone came up with any thoughts
> on Earth(Terra) itself.  Such as if you'd have it be Earth in the middle
> ages without fantasy races and magic or would it more likely be a whole
> new set up with the world divided amongst the various races?  I'd love any
> input.

	One of my favorite "non-standard" alternate Earths is featured in
Bruce Sterling's short story, "The Unthinkable". To sum up the changes,
it's set at the end of the Cold War, but technology is based on conjured
beasts and magical constructs. For example, refrigerators work by binding
a frost demon in the unit, portable phones involve conjuring circles, and
the "A-bomb" is short for "Azathoth bomb" (with fallout causing demonic
influences).
	It might not be suitable for Terraspace, but could be fairly
easily integrated into Spelljammer...


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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
Earth?    Mike Bentley    22 Jul 1996 21:53:18
Re: Earth?    Eugene Shumu1insky    22 Jul 1996 23:20:48
Re: Earth?    Mike Bentley    22 Jul 1996 23:33:56
Re: Earth?    Joseph Delisle    23 Jul 1996 02:44:57
Re: Earth?    Eugene Shumu1insky    23 Jul 1996 15:32:20

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