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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Tue, 23 Jul 1996 11:32:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: Earth?
In our last episode, Joseph Delisle said:
>	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...

	That's a great idea, one that I've also thought of.  Personally,
I don't see magic replacing tech in such a... "one for one" way.  For
istance, refrigerators may not even be *thought* of, because there is
a more direct way to preserve food (with a preserve spell).  Why build
an A-Bomb when a mage can simple teleport in and out?  Etc...

	Please note that I'm not saying that was a bad idea.  I'm
simply presenting other options... (:

-Static

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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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