Monday, May 7, 2012

FAN #51A: "Victoria's Secret (Part 1) by Jonathan Edelstein

The Johnny Pez blog now presents Part 1 of Jonathan Edelstein's sprawling epic For All Nails vignette, "Victoria's Secret", which was posted this morning at the Sobel Wiki.

Some background: in For Want of a Nail, Sobel mentions a British colony called Victoria, but he doesn't say where it is.  Jonathan decided that Victoria should be our own worlds's Kenya, even though Sobel refers to Kenya as Kenya on page 189.  At any rate, Jonathan's Victoria has much in common with our world's Rhodesia, and "Victoria's Secret Part 1" finds a black Victorian lawyer named Victoria Madoka in court, being charged with sedition in February 1973.

This vignette was first posted to the soc.history.what-if newsgroup on 29 January 2002.

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