Thursday, May 20, 2004

Unconscious processing

Yesterday's post reminded me of another title I made up for myself in similar circumstances, lo these many years ago.

In my teens, I was a raging Andre Norton fan - and did my damnedest to get everything she ever committed to print (I probably peaked at just over 50%). On night I dreamed the most heartbreakingly good book she had ever written - and the title of the book was Survellor Survey - an entirely plausible Norton title - and I kept a note of the name for the SF stuff I was writing at the time (a proto-Nancy Wolf as Andre Norton character).

It was quite a while later that I realised that this was a consistent transform applied to an existing title, to whit Forerunner Foray.

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