He Do the Time Police in Different Voices

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He Do the Time Police in Different Voices is a collection of parodies and pastiches of the work of multiple authors of science fiction, fantasy, and detective fiction, all written by David Langford between 1976 and 2002 for various publications; the collection was published in 2003 by Wildside Press. The title is an homage to the originally proposed title of T. S. Eliot's groundbreaking poem, The Waste Land (itself named after a passage from Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend).

HDTTPIDV incorporates Langford's 1988 collection, The Dragonhiker's Guide to Battlefield Covenant at Dune's Edge: Odyssey Two.

Reception[edit]

Emerald City described HDTTPIDV's content as "devastating Langfordian parodies",[1] while Analog Science Fiction and Fact called it "delightful" and "good clean fun,"[2] and Michael Bishop, writing in the New York Review of Science Fiction, stated that it was "hilarious", and "enthusiastically recommend(ed)" it.[3]

List of authors parodied in HDTTPIDV[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nothing’s Inimitable", by Cheryl Morgan, in Emerald City number 100 (December 2003); retrieved December 25, 2015
  2. ^ "The Reference Library", by Tom Easton; published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, October 2004
  3. ^ "He Do the Time Police in Different Voices" (review), by Michael Bishop, in the New York Review of Science Fiction, published August 2004