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Fake Fish Photos
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Cursed by Allah
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Emily Chesley Reading Circle
image Emily Chesley was a "speculative fiction writer of the late Victorian period (who lived for some time in the London, Ontario region), who has been long-overlooked by Canadian literature." She was also a "poet, social activist, explorer, aviatrix, and 92-year-old pole vaulter." The Emily Chesley Reading Circle is a "group of 'scholars' and bon-vivants" who get together to study and help promote her work. So far, they've been quite successful. They've even managed to get an abridged collection of some of her writings published. However, I think the key word in all these descriptions of her was that she was a very 'speculative' writer... i.e. speculative as in nonexistent.
Categories: Literature/Language, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 25, 2004
Comments (1)
I would've found the fact that she was a "92 yr old pole-vaulter" *much* more interesting than being a "speculative writer".

:o)
Posted by Jodie  on  Wed Jul 07, 2004  at  05:05 PM
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