April 05, 2003

Terminators of Endearment, or Pride and Extreme Prejudice

IIRC, this started when Eric Flint remarked that his and his wife's taste overlapped in two and two places only: (i) Jane Austen novels, and (ii) Terminator movies.

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things: Terminator meets Pride and Prejudice. Adrian [Hon] sez, "Brenda W. Clough and Ryk Erik Spoor have come up with the ingenious idea of a Terminator/Pride and Prejudice crossover, and are currently writing sections on rec.arts.sf.written. Possibly the funniest thing I have read this year."

"Indeed," said the man (whom Patience could not help but think of as made of clockwork, though he manifestly was something far stranger), "I speak of these things not merely because of the way that I am made, though indeed a machine should do that which it is made to do, but because I have found that I have developed, through our many conversations, a feeling of that which is proper, both within the bounds of your society and without; and being that I am, here, a gentleman, I find that I am also bound to behave as a gentleman would, and indeed, Lady Patience, I must warn you that this Mr. Connor is a man of less than sterling character."

Posted by DeLong at April 5, 2003 09:23 AM | TrackBack


Obviously these people need to read Point of Honour by Madeleine R. Robins, arguably the world's first "hardboiled Regency."

Sarah Tolerance is a young woman of good breeding who has, as they say, lost her reputation. Instead of deliquescing into genteel prostitution, however, she invents a new profession for herself: private detective. Down these mean, torchlit London streets a woman must go.

It's actually quite good, in an entirely non-gimmicky way. Yes, disclaimer, etc.

Posted by: Patrick Nielsen Hayden on April 5, 2003 10:04 AM

But it won't be published until May 1!

Yet more evidence that book editors live in a different zone of the time-space continuum than the rest of us...

Brad DeLong

Posted by: Brad DeLong on April 5, 2003 11:35 AM

Well, dang. I'll just have to travel into the future and snag you a copy, then.

I hate it when that happens. After travelling uptime, I can't do a thing with my hair.

Posted by: Patrick Nielsen Hayden on April 5, 2003 08:32 PM

Patrick -

Please explain further. I "imagine" I am lost. Who is what and why, including the author?


Posted by: anne on April 6, 2003 09:20 AM

This reminds me of a story a friend told me-- she had read an article about Gwyneth Paltrow, which revealed the fact that she gets her head cut off at the end of Seven. Somehow, however, she got Seven confused with the other Paltrow movie of the moment, Emma, and so found herself two hours into Emma, as the main characters are about to finally realize that they've loved each other all along, thinking, my God, this is going to be such a shock when she gets her head cut off, people are going to tear the theater apart...

Posted by: Mike G on April 6, 2003 03:48 PM

I don't understand what it is that Anne doesn't understand.

Moreover, since she put a fake email address on her post, I can't even drop her a line. My email address above is real, if she wants to contact me.

Posted by: Patrick Nielsen Hayden on April 7, 2003 08:52 AM
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