13 March 2009

You Can't Copyright a Title

As Cory Doctorow and the adult film industry both know. Q.E.D. (Here's a detailed explanation from Google Answers.)

The point being, I could have titled this week's story "Martian Time-Slip," but I don't feel that my work has the same mojo as the Philip K. Dick novel, so I decided it would be better to avoid comparisons and/or confusion.

Except I've just told you all about it, so I guess it's really pointless now.

I suspect that every science fiction writer has, at some point in his or her life, written a story about Mars. Some of those stories involve blimps. Some have even been turned into epic trilogies.


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