Way back in June, I mentioned The Man Who Melted Jack Dann, a game I got from the Nielsen Haydens' web page. (There's plenty else worth gandering at on them there pages, such as Patrick's koan about manuscripts at conventions.)
Webmaster Will called me from his car sometime around the time I posted that entry, to suggest a couple of other Melters. And because I sometimes wax exceeding slow and lazy, I left his messages on my answering machine, to await a time when I had my computer handy in the same room as the answering machine and could type in what he'd suggested.
As those of you in the back mumbling to each other and looking at calendars and counting on your fingers with a puzzled sort of expression have so astutely noticed, that was over seven months ago. A lifetime in web years. Those aren't the only old messages sitting on my answering machine waiting to be answered, but they were the oldest. (Not the record-holders, though; there was one that sat there for over a year before I decided the statute of limitations had run out and I could delete it.)
Moral: don't expect Jed to do things in a timely fashion.
At any rate, here are Will's suggestions. The last one doesn't, as Will noted, quite make sense, but I like it anyway.
- Clans of the Alphane Moon Philip K. Dick
- Tales from Watership Down Richard Adams
- The High King Lloyd Alexander
- The Last Battle C. S. Lewis
- James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl