Talk:Elf Sternberg

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I didn't get a chance to vote to keep this page, but I'm glad it has survived. It seems that Internet/Usenet personalities are the current bottom-of-the-ladder dwellers in the social hierarchy, the way Science Fiction fans once were, and actors were before them. I'm working on a Wikipedia entry to address that injustice — which will, of course, have to also survive deletion afterwards. David Barber

The infamous story that pissed off Larry Niven[edit]

...isn't actually "The Only Fair Game". It was an early version of "Aaden's Revenge", which still exists via Google Groups' Usenet archive.. See https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/soc.motss/aaden$27s$20revenge/soc.motss/MJFfY0q1hCY/eX5Kiil95ZMJ and https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/soc.motss/aaden$27s$20revenge/soc.motss/K0Z1lyad1UQ/rgPZd27sfFsJ for the text (with a Kzin where there is an Uncia in revised versions) and https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.tv.babylon-5/tDG1ty2PCcI%5B126-150-false%5D and http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1274293 for further background. (Current version of that story is at: http://pendorwright.com/journals/00512_026_000_Aaden%27s_Revenge.html)

It's apparent from the above, and from other evidence scattered around the 'net, that the setting of Elf's stories was originally much closer to Known Space, up to and including the inclusion of the Tellakelvar, who were clearly expys of the Pierson's Puppeteers. I'm not enough of a Wikipedian to edit this in, but it'd be nice if someone could. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.21.18.36 (talk) 07:30, 31 March 2014 (UTC)