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Infectious Fiction Recap

As some have requested, here’s a summary of our recent posts of Infectious Fiction, with links to the individual entries. Link to IF #1: The post that started it all. Daniel Radcliffe plays with Legos. Nine viral works of fiction from 2015 t0 2020. Link to IF #2: McGoohan’s The Prisoner. Eleven works from 2012 …

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Infectious Fiction #10

This is the Tenth Post of our list of fivefold 19 works — mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror — dealing with viruses, epidemics and pandemics. And, as some people have requested, it’s the last post listing disease-bearing books. Which is not to say that there may not be future posts. Because sometimes it takes …

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Infectious Fiction #9

This is Post Nine of our list of fivefold 19 works — mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror — dealing with viruses, epidemics and pandemics. The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat is a 1974 animated comedy directed by Robert Taylor. It is a purported sequel to the 1972 Fritz the Cat directed by Ralph …

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Infectious Fiction #8

This is Post Eight of our list of fivefold 19 works — mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror — dealing with viruses, epidemics and pandemics. To paraphrase the pig triumvirate of George Orwell’s Animal Farm: Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. Whatever …

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Infectious Fiction #7

This is the Seventh Post of our list of fivefold 19 works — mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror — dealing with viruses, epidemics and pandemics. The number seven is believed by many to be lucky. I don’t know about that, but perhaps that’s why there is a plethora of great and good films with …

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Infectious Fiction #6

This is Post Six of our list of fivefold 19 works — mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror — dealing with viruses, epidemics and pandemics. It’s funny. Even though 6 is a perfect number — the sum of its divisors, excluding itself, equals itself — there are fewer titles of books and movies including ‘six’ …

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Infectious Fiction #5

This is Post Five of our list of fivefold 19 works — mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror — dealing with viruses, epidemics and pandemics. We could talk about Slaughterhouse-Five — “So it goes” as a response to death — or The Fifth Element — the survival of Earth — or Five Easy Pieces — …

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Infectious Fiction #4

This is the Fourth Post of our list of fivefold 19 works — mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror — dealing with viruses, epidemics and pandemics. And how can this not remind us of the legendary Jack Kirby’s Fourth World, the massive cross-title work he created at DC Comics after he left Marvel. KIrby is …

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Infectious Fiction #3

This is the Number Three post of our list of fivefold 19 works — mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror — dealing with viruses, epidemics and pandemics. We live in a time when 40% of the US population believes anything our “Bellman” President says. Whether three times, two times or even one time. But we …

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Infectious Fiction #2

This is the Number Two post of our list of fivefold 19 works — mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror — dealing with viruses, epidemics and pandemics. Which, perhaps, is fitting, since — due to COVID-19 — we cannot take our hoped-for trip to Portmeiron, Wales, the “film set” of the classic 1960’s television show, …

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