Wednesday, August 15, 2012

FAN #200: "The Lads From Luanda" by Johnny Pez

Today we reach the two century mark, with the appearance in the Sobel Wiki of For All Nails vignette #200: "The Lads From Luanda" by yours truly, a sequel to Sir Francis Burdett's "URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL".  Also up is #211: "Fantascience Friction" by David Mix Barrington, a Statist article from June 1976 about trouble for Mexican filmmaker Lucas Jorge in the Cape Kingdom.

"The Lads From Luanda" was named after a website called Scam o Rama: The Lads from Lagos, whose participants enjoy baiting 419 fraudsters.  I'd also like to take this opportunity to take credit for coining the word "fantascience", the Sobel Timeline's version of science fiction.

"The Lads From Luanda" was first posted to the soc.history.what-if newsgroup on 22 December 2002, and "Fantascience Friction" on 6 February 2003.

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