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Wold Newton Family/Universe and Chaotic Fiction.

Posted 6 Months ago by tnu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wold_Newton_family

Anyone familiar with it or am I pretty much alone.

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Absolutely brand new to me, but fascinating!
Did Saberhagen’s Dracula stories —— at least some of which included Holmes —— have anything to do with this WNU?
I’m glad I finally read your post; I’m sorry I missed it up ‘til now.

6 Months ago
chiarizio
 

Yes they did actually! Saberhagen is a contributor! I've also fou dn these eyesores!

https://chaos-fiction.fandom.com/wiki/Chaos_Fiction_Timeline
http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Chron.htm
I've been owrking on a project pretty much exactly like this and these resources are a godsend.

Also I need to give a big thanks and shout out to 9x19mm for bringing Chaos FIction to my atention!

6 Months ago
tnu
 

Is the Emily Dickinson in the War of the Worlds story part of any of those?
I doubt it was originally intended to be, but in retrospect it seems it might fit.

6 Months ago
chiarizio
 

It mig ht be I have a lot of digging to do on it.

6 Months ago
tnu
 

Also I need to give a big thanks and shout out to 9x19mm for bringing Chaos FIction to my atention!


No problem. Your interest helped give structure to what would otherwise have likely been a more embarrassing vague meandering on my part.

I have not heard of the WN family concept before, but I am more than familiar with the general idea, having been some amount in over my head by looking into the Lovecraft extended universe years ago.

6 Months ago
9x19mm
 

AH yeah Lovecraft is part of it and the Lovecraft EU!

No problem. Your interest helped give structure to what would otherwise have likely been a more embarrassing vague meandering on my part.


I'm curious as to what you mean here. Like you wanted an excuse to bring it up anyway but it would have otherwisebeen awkward?

But anyway form the timeliens I"m seeing I'm thinking I'll branch the timeline around 2150 to have either aliens, time travellers, or espers stall the development of Faster than Light Travel by about 100 years so that when humanity does make first contact they'll be significently better equipped to fig ht the turians than they woudl ahve been the Borg.

6 Months ago
tnu
 

[@]tnu,9x19mm:[/@]
@tnu:
@9x19mm:
On FaceBook group “Faith is Mental Illness” I used the Wold Newton Family Universe as an example.
The question was when in scripture (Jewish or Christian or Muslim) Hell or the Devil were created.
Another member said what does it matter, it’s all made up, nobody sane would spend much time analyzing a story they knew was fiction, etc.
Well, I responded, look at all these famous writers pretending Sherlock Holmes and Dracula were real characters who were in the same parts of the British Empire at the same time and might have run into each other and what if they did. Those writers aren’t crazy. Maybe they’re nerds, but if so they’re successful nerds and I wanna be like them. She admitted I had a point.

So thanks!

6 Months ago
chiarizio
 

@chiarizio y o ua nd I will get along nicely.

6 Months ago
tnu
 

https://monstaah.angelfire.com/

This one is really good too!

6 Months ago
tnu
 

@tnu:
I don’t know why not; but I’m not getting notified about your responses: not even the ones that directly address me!
...
I appreciate the MONSTAAH recommendation!
It does look good.
I can’t find the way to subscribe to it?

EDIT: I have just found the time to look a bit further into those first two websites you recommended.
They, also, look very good to me!

6 Months ago
chiarizio
 

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