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The Scribblies were a fantasy fiction writer's group formed in the U.S. city of Minneapolis in January 1980. Members included Nate Bucklin, Emma Bull, Steven Brust, Kara Dalkey, Pamela Dean, Will Shetterly and Patricia Wrede.
The name "Scribblies" is a joke inspired by the Industrial Workers of the World, "the Wobblies"). It also derives from Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh's comment to Edward Gibbon upon receiving the second (or third, or possibly both) volume(s) of Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire "Another damned thick book! Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Eh, Mr. Gibbon?"
- Novel Spaces, http://novelspaces.blogspot.com/2010/07/guest-author-patricia-wrede-group-of.html Patricia C. Wrede, "A Group of One's Own" 31-Jul-2010, retrieved 21-Aug-2014
- Encyclopedia of Fantasy, John Clute and John Grant, St. Martin's Press, 1997, p. 845
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