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Do large parts read familiar? From something in the 60/70s?

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Do large parts read familiar? From something in the 60/70s?
Post by Montrose Toast   » Tue May 28, 2019 2:01 am

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I started expecting and anticipating events half-way through - like it was a re-read from decades back book.

I'm talking about sections not snippeted.
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Re: Do large parts read familiar? From something in the 60/
Post by Robert_A_Woodward   » Wed May 29, 2019 12:19 am

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Montrose Toast wrote:I started expecting and anticipating events half-way through - like it was a re-read from decades back book.

I'm talking about sections not snippeted.


The following is a list with alternate futures fighting it out:

Fritz Leiber's Change War stories (_The Big Time_ is the longest - were the competitors known as the Snakes and the Spiders?)

Keith Laumer's _Dinosaur Beach_

Jack Williamson's _The Legion of Time_ (serialized in 1938, it is the oldest on this list)
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Re: Do large parts read familiar? From something in the 60/
Post by Dilandu   » Thu May 30, 2019 12:03 am

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Well, some parts have a striking similarity with old "Command & Conquer: Red Alert" game:

* Hitler dies early under mysterious circumstances - check.
* Nazi party not in power in Germany - check.
* Stalin became the Big Bad for totally nonsencial reasons - check.
* USSR started the World War 2 in 1945 by invading Estern Europe - check.
* Western nations eagerly formed some sort of "Great Alliance" - check.
* USA get involved for vasically no reasons for them to do so - check.
* ...Who cares about all those Russians killed, er, I mean, glorious victory for Democracy & Free Market - check.
* Totally ridiculous post-communist government (premier Romanov from Tsar family in Red Alert 2, german general as a "prince" of Ukraine in Gordian Protocol) - check.

Seriously, one or two similarities I would dismiss as aciidental. But eight? ;)
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- Who would won in battle between strawman Liberal-Democrat and strawman Conservative-Republican?
- Scarecrow from Oz; he was strawman before it became political.

P.S. - And he have Russian twin, to watch his back)
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