It's the lead story in the issue, too, so we may get some workable illustrations. TR (talk) 16:39, March 16, 2019 (UTC)

Tweet from Analog Magazine with cover art: 20:16, April 12, 2019 (UTC)~


Well, I'm excited. Local library in work-town has started carrying Analog again, so I may just have a sit-down with the copy machine, depending on out long the story is, rather than buying the e-copy. TR (talk) 03:54, April 13, 2019 (UTC)

And there is a second story set in the same universe and scheduled to be published in Analog next year: "Quest for the Great Grey Mossy". I wonder if this is the story that Turtledove reread Moby Dick as research. ML4E (talk) 17:52, April 14, 2019 (UTC)


Pretty sure he said it was. TR (talk) 18:04, April 14, 2019 (UTC)

It's Out[]

There is a brief preview over at the Analog website. Incredibly enough, we may get an actual historical figure reference out of this story. TR (talk) 23:55, April 23, 2019 (UTC)

Read it[]

Definitely the best ninety cents I've ever spent. It's a solid little piece, nothing earthshattering, but a good way to spend 30 minutes or so. Has that same sort of fun and mostly-fresh energy that could be found in the early Atlantis works and the few State of Jefferson Stories that have been published thus far. Familiar and twee without being completely groan-inducing. A fun world to visit, but maybe not quite fertile grounds for longer works.

There are references to "plessies" in the oceans; they plainly fill the whale-niche in this world. "Quest for the Great Gray Mossy" will most likely follow Moby-Dick rather closely.

We'll want to talk about what to call these two related stories at some point. TR (talk) 03:33, April 30, 2019 (UTC)

From your description here, might "The Green Buffalo" have a similar theme and POV justifying a second "See Also" entry? ML4E (talk) 23:20, April 30, 2019 (UTC)
Oh, yeah. TR (talk) 00:14, May 1, 2019 (UTC)
There should also be a see also for "The Mrem Go West," which features the Liskash who are sentient raptors.Matthew Babe Stevenson (talk) 19:41, October 1, 2019 (UTC)
The Liskash are someone else's toys. I see no value in linking to that story to HT's intelligent dinosaurs. TR (talk) 19:44, October 1, 2019 (UTC)
Nevertheless, they are featured prominently in a story HT wrote, and his story launched a reboot of the Liskash universe, so are partially his creation.Matthew Babe Stevenson (talk) 19:49, October 1, 2019 (UTC)
No they are not, they are Fawcett's baby, pure and simple.TR (talk) 22:08, October 1, 2019 (UTC)

Out of date page[]

The page doesn't mention that the story is in the Best Of book. Also, I found that the story is readable on-line at Analog's website.Matthew Babe Stevenson (talk) 05:17, 30 November 2021 (UTC)