Wednesday, May 2, 2012

FAN #44A: "Un Quebecois Errant" by Randy McDonald

The Sobel Wiki is a project I started 21 months ago.  As explained in greater detail here, the Sobel Wiki is an encyclopedia of Robert Sobel's 1973 counterfactual history For Want of a Nail: If Burgoyne Had Won at Saratoga.  After about six months work, I grew frustrated by the Wikia platform's unreliable software, and I let the project drop.  However, recently Wikia has done an overhaul of their software, and I'm ready to resume work on the Sobel Wiki.

To start things off, I've decided to start posting vignettes from the For All Nails project at the rate of one per day.  Today's vignette is #44A, "Un Québécois Errant" by Randy McDonald.  The vignette consists of a story by a Montreal journalist, André-Philippe Maeterlinck, about his visit to Lithuania in August 1972.

Next up is #44B, "A Québécois on the Scheldt".  Stay tuned!


DaveMB said...

I think you missed FN1, not that I'm nagging...

Johnny Pez said...

That was no accident. The footnote links to an online map of Daugavpils that isn't there any more. I'm waiting to hear back from Randy on whether he has a substitute.