The Talkative Corpse: A Love Letter. Introductory Chapter.

As promised.

The Talkative Corpse: A Love Letter
By Ann Sterzinger c/o Hopeless Books


  1. bronstein72

    Pretty intense, Ann.
    Remember 'A Brave New World'? With the 'freakish low-born Natural Man' that they elevated to god-status? Elsehow, seems like there's 50 years between the James Deans of 1963, and the James Deans of today. Are the rebels still the good-guys?

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  3. TGGP

    I recall David Brin arguing something similar on his website.

    It took me a while to get the "merchant who became a pirate". I'm not sure if Muhammad ever sailed a ship, but maybe the future historians have a distorted view of the past?

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    Ann Sterzinger

    He was a land pirate. Er… is there a separate word for land pirate? Besides thief. But that sounds so dull. Anyway, I read that at a certain point the new religion was starving, so they had to steal food from the locals. But maybe I should re-check my facts.

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    Ann Sterzinger

    (gasps) I read that in a book, and I just found myself thinking, well, gee, maybe the Internet knows better. Ten years ago, would ANYONE have considered the Internet a higher authority than a history book? Why do I even bother anymore…

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    Ann Sterzinger

    OK, the text has been amended to "land pirate" for clarity. I realize the likelihood of far-distant historians referencing "land shark" jokes intentionally is remote (SNL kind of undermined their legacy in the mid-80s and late 90s), but unintentionally? Hells yeah.

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