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Confessions of an Eccentric Old Man

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A dying alchemist's memoir. Having lived for centuries, pursuing the truth of all things through half-baked whimsical notions, conceding nothing, progressing not a whit toward his goal, he walks proudly into whatever shall come with nary a glance over his shoulder. From Chapter 1: "Be prepared for most unsettling revelations! My confessions, delivered on my death-bed, do n ...more
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Published August 25th 2008 by Paisley PanMedia (first published December 5th 1995)
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Jason Pettus
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)

This is a short but highly entertaining alt-history thriller in the style of steampunk, but actually set during the time of the alchemists and "natural philosophers" of the 1600s and 1700s; specifically, it's the memoirs of one of these alchemists, who as his "confessions" continue we learn got himself int
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