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Kay Eaton ([personal profile] kayeaton) wrote2011-01-29 08:17 am

ooc - bibliography

The collected works of the authors at Incredible Tales are awfully silly-sounding to our ears on the whole, because they're very simple parodies of the titles of real benchmark works of science fiction. Albert Macklin has written such classics as "1001: First Odyssey" and "Me, Android," while Herbert Rossoff can lay claim to "I Have No Voice so I Must Shout" and "Quantity of the Monster."

In an effort to have all of Kay and Julius' canonical works* in one place for easy reference, along with some I've made up based off Moore and Kuttner's own bibliography, I've made a list here of their stories with publishing dates in parentheses. At some point, I might add in summaries, IDK.

*By canonical, I mean that the title of the work appears on one of the Incredible Tales mockup covers, which you can see at the Incredible Tales link above.

(You may also notice that none of their canonical stories are based off actual Moore and Kuttner tales. My theory is that titling something "Gyre and Gimble in the Wabe" would have been too obscure a joke for science fiction fans in comparison to "The Venusian Chronicles"--they had the choice between immediately clear references or actually referencing Moore and Kuttner, and they picked the former. In their place, I would, too. I, however, am not constrained by the desire to make sure most people get the joke immediately because I'm both pretentious and obsessed, and so all their non-canonical work is based off Moore and Kuttner's actual output. It's also a lot easier for me than trying to come up with more massively important scifi stories to riff off of.)

K.C. Hunter and Julius Eaton: Major Works

Canonical

¶ "Lucifer's Chainsaw" (December, 1952), after Lucifer's Hammer
¶ "Assault on Planet 10" (January, 1953), after Assault on Precinct 13
¶ "A Wrinkle in Space" (September, 1953), after A Wrinkle in Time

Non-Canonical

¶ "Feintoire" (November, 1933), Kay's first story and the beginning of her Southeast Jones series, after "Shambleau," the first Northwest Smith story.
About Southeast Jones: Southeast is sort of a Spike Spiegel of the 1930s. He's half cowboy, half spaceman, and with his sidekick Yarol, has all kinds of adventures in exotic locales like Mars.
¶ "Dark Goddess' Embrace" (October, 1934), the first story in Kay's well-regarded Liriel of Lineret series, after "Black God's Kiss," the first Jirel of Joiry story.
About Liriel: Liriel is a fiery redhead with a big sword and a massive temper, defending her home in medieval France from invasion from various outside forces. She's the first female character to be the star of the show in sword and sorcery fantasy.
¶ "Gyre and Gimble in the Wabe" (February, 1943), one of Kay and Julius' most famous stories, after "Mimsy Were the Borogoves."
¶ "Verdict Day" (first published in Incredible Tales in August and September, 1943, later the title story in a collection from 1952), after "Judgment Night."
¶ "Two-Fisted Machine" (February, 1951), after "Two-Handed Engine." NB: While I've mostly been sticking to the real-world dates of publication for these stories, I've moved this one up four years, because I can't reference it if I don't, and I have Things I would really like to Do with it.

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