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Good Show Sir Comments: Ben Kingsley stars in Ghandi: First Blood Part II

Published 1993

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.30 out of 10)
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17 Responses to “Alternate Warriors”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Sweet Gandhi with a bazooka! Is he jumping a shark as well?

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    And Rex Hamilton as Abraham Lincoln?

  3. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Weird Al Yankovic was first! In his 1989 movie “UHF”, there’s a trailer for “Gandhi II”:
    https://youtu.be/4ega5Rcct2s

  4. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Sometimes, you want to back your words with something smaller and more personal than nuclear weapons.

  5. fred Says:

    Typewriting monkeys could come up with better scenarios.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_Warriors

  6. Cornelius Says:

    How to ostracise and anger entire nations in one easy step.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    @fred – Why hasn’t Netflix picked up the options to make this a 10-part series:

    “Jane’s Fighting Ships” by Esther Friesner
    In 1798, Napoleon invades and conquers Britain. 13 years later, Jane Austen meets Davey Crockett and they find out that they have much in common, including a distaste for l’empereur’s ambitions.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    🎶 I’m Gandhi with a bullet
    Got my eyeballs on the Raj now
    Gonna kill it 🎶

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    Who knew Fred Pohl was so buff?

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    The classic tale of a nation at war with itself, region against region, brother against brother. It’s “Gandhi With The Wind.”

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    @Fred: the ones with no synopses intrigue me more. Effinger in particular had a track-record for taking the piss out of high-concept editor-led anthologies and his title makes me wonder if the whole thing might not have been a sly dig at ‘Wild Cards’.

  12. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Someone should tell him he’s carrying the wrong ammo for a bazooka.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @TBAC: perhaps he has a machine gun concealed in his diaper?

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    @Bruce: un-dhoti’dly.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred: The Jules Verne vs. the Martian invaders one sounds like it could be fun. No waiting around for germs to do it, Jules can steampunk-weapon those Martians.

    @ARY: Al is always ahead of his time.

    @Francis: GSS for “Sweet Gandhi with a bazooka!”

  16. Bruce Munro Says:

    @fred: I read this one, back during a time I was reading pretty much any new alternate history I could find. I actually kinda like “The Firebringers”, even if the ending was sort of hackneyed: the notion of a “real life” Stan and Ollie working as munitions movers for the US army amused me, and I was downright tickled by the notion of the atom bomb being developed earlier than OTL by mad scientists Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff.

    (Over all, Resnick’s AH collections were, alas, kinda crap.)

  17. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    @Bruce
    Maybe he’s just glad to see me ?

    *shivers*

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