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Eliminating the Impossible Edit

"Eliminating the Impossible" is a story by Jess Faraday in the anthology Tales of the Great Detectives edited by Philip Purser-Hallard for Obverse Books.

Synopsis Edit

Everyone who believes in a Creator desires to meet that Creator. Even Remakes, for whom their creators are more flesh and blood than aetherial deities. This desire poses little problem in the City, where even Jesus Christ happens to be a resident (although he does tend to keep to himself to avoid the fuss and the crowds). However, for one group of Remakes, their creator doesn't simply want to avoid them out of modesty or a desire for peace and quiet, but active hate. Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle hates Sherlock Holmes.

But now, Conan-Doyle has met Sherlock Holmes, and knows where he lives. To coin a phrase, when an author does goes bad he is the first of criminals...

Characters Edit

  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Doctor John Watson
  • Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle
  • Louisa Conan-Doyle
  • Jean Conan-Doyle

Notes Edit

  • Although the protocols of the City prevent physical harm, they do not prevent psychological harm from occurring to citizens.
  • Conan-Doyle no longer writes, despite constantly thinking of new plots.
  • The money generated by the Sherlock Holmes canon and related industry has meant Conan-Doyle is quite a rich man innthe City.
  • Remakes are protected by the City protocols in the same way reborn humanity is.