View Full Version : A. E. van Vogt's novel Empire of the Atom is a wholesale translation of "I Claudius"
07-02-2008, 07:43 PM
I never knew that.
Empire of the Atom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_of_the_Atom) I Claudius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Claudius)
07-02-2008, 08:11 PM
It was noted as such when it first came out.
07-03-2008, 09:42 AM
The novel concerns adventures of a mutant genius in a barbaric future where spaceships are used without being understood.
Hm. Minus the mutant genius, that's also the premise of the Rebel of Rhada series by Alfred Coppel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Cham_Gilman) (writing as Robert Cham Gilman). A galactic empire with medieval science and technology! Horses in the starship hold! Now that's space opera! :)
07-03-2008, 09:57 AM
Horses in the starship hold! Now that's space opera!
Or Horse Opera.
Or Space Horse Opera.
Until they wash it.
07-03-2008, 10:01 AM
The first season of The Sopranos seemed to be pretty much a remake/edit of the BBC I, Claudius series.
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