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Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Cabellian research has yielded a mind-blowing revelation

To wit, in James Branch Cabell's own words, from his preface to "The Witch Woman", the book which he has "not as yet published."

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So, 700 years of human history, as we know it, is, in fact, the Norns second version, a somewhat muddled affair it seems.

And the period ends, in a monstrous act of egotism, in 1879 upon the date of the author's birth.

And so, Cabell has wrapped up his Biography in as neat an alternate-history scenario as you will find in the hardest of hard sci-fi.