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Old 04-09-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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Pozzuoli, H G: The War of the Wenuses, v.1, 10 April 2008.

A parody of a well-known SF work.
London is invaded by lady aliens in giant crinolines. They are after haberdashery, tea and men. Can British ladies save their husbands from these sirens?

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“No one would have believed in the first years of the twentieth century that men and modistes on this planet were being watched by intelligences greater than woman’s and yet as ambitious as her own. With infinite complacency maids and matrons went to and fro over London, serene in the assurance of their empire over man. It is possible that the mysticetus does the same. Not one of them gave a thought to Wenus as a source of danger, or thought of it only to dismiss the idea of active rivalry upon it as impossible or improbable. Yet across the gulf of space astral women, with eyes that are to the eyes of English women as diamonds are to boot-buttons, astral women, with hearts vast and warm and sympathetic, were regarding Butterick’s with envy, Peter Robinson’s with jealousy, and Whiteley’s with insatiable yearning, and slowly and surely maturing their plans for a grand inter-stellar campaign.”

First published in 1898. H G Pozzuoli is a pseudonym for C L Graves (1856-1944) and E V Lucas. (1868-1938).
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First published in 1898. H G Pozzuoli is a pseudonym for C L Graves (1856-1944) and E V Lucas. (1868-1938).
I have put the book on the US server for copyright reasons.
I'm confused. Canada is a life+50 copyright country, right? So this book should be out of copyright in Canada as of January 1, 1995, based on Graves's death in 1944.

Of course, since I'm in the USA, it's the US Copyright that applies to me, but I just don't understand why this book couldn't be on the main server in Canada.
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You're right, Elsi. I'm moving it back.
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