Monday, May 21, 2012

FAN #172: "State of Emergency" by Jonathan Edelstein

Those of you who have been following the saga of Victoria Madoka and her troubled homeland may well be wondering, along with her, Where do we go from here?  Well, rather than make you wait three months until I reach the next Victoria vignette, "State of Emergency", I have magnanimously chosen to post it to the Sobel Wiki today.

A word of explanation: author Jonathan Edelstein originally meant for "State of Emergency" to be another multipart super-vignette following events to the fall of 1974.  However, life intervened (as it so often does), and he was only able to complete the prologue, which carries the story from 24 May to 24 December 1973.

However, that is not the end of the story (in either sense).  In January 2011, Jonathan posted a coda to the story of Victoria Madoka to soc.history.what-if entitled "Domestic Scene".  This is already up on the Sobel Wiki, so if you'd like to jump ahead to Victoria's life in 1985, go to it, and good luck.

"State of Emergency" was first posted to soc.history.what-if under the title "State of Emergency (Prologue)" on 29 November 2002.

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