McKinley: atlantis

From: Damien Sullivan <>
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 12:28:18 PDT

> From:

> hello! i just heard that disney is coming out with a new animated film about
> atlantis - has anyone here read any good books[fiction or "nonfiction"]
> about atlantis? thanks!
Glad nonfiction's in quotes...

No books come to mind. There have been some number of fantasy stories about
Atlantis, usually about the last moments, or rather the moments before the
last moments, when the Atlanteans did whatever hubristic thing which caused
their sudden fall. I think the one I remember best is one where some guy was
wandering around dispelling magic through logic and common sense and
especially proving that rocks couldn't float...

Atlantis has a mention in Gaiman's _Neverwhere_, which I like a lot, but isn't
really about Atlantis.

The last story in Pratchett's _The Colour of Magic_ features an
edge-of-the-world kingdom somewhat reminiscent of Atlantis, in advancement and
sea-worship. And there's Numernor, the island kingdom described in detail in
an appendix of Tokien's _The Silmarillion_, in the story of Akallabeth the
Downfallen, as Numenor was known by the survivors, or Atalante in the Elvish

> p.s. - this is my new email address( since my aol

Address changed.

It turns out that Majordomo, the software which manages the list, is sensitive
to a certain word which is the command for not receiving messages, which you
will note I am careful to not use in this e-mail. Messages with that word get
bounced to the administrator for processing, whether or not there is other
actual content, as there was in this case, and so this is one way that
messages can be sent but not seen, especially when the administrator has not
been paying attention, as has from time to time been the case in the past.

-xx- Damien X-)
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