Category Archives: Old Stories

South Africa Trip Report – By Carl Coon – March, 1992 (near the end of Apartheid)

Monday, Jan. 27, 1992: (On the Blue Train, heading south from Johannesburg) My first impressions are mixed. This is a country complicated beyond belief, and nervous. I’ve just finished Alan Paton’s novel, Too Late, the Phalarope, an Afrikaner tragedy. Dear … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Twilight of the Gods

Introduction to The Twilight of the Gods. Written by T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) and shortened by Carl Coon. Continue reading

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The Twilight of the Gods

The lead story. It is a fantasy that explains what happened to the deities of the Greek pantheon when their votaries turned Christian and no longer supported them. It’s a good tale in its own right and if you have a little background in Greek mythology it is even better. Continue reading

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The Potion of Lao-Tsze

A time-twister in medieval China. Continue reading

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The Apostle of God

Even the most pious may fall prey to temptation. The setting is pre-Islamic Arabia. Continue reading

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The Vatican Rag

Fun and Games in the Vatican about the time of the First Millenium. Continue reading

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Philosophy and the Law

A philosopher from Rome versus a Hindu King–and the King wins. Continue reading

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