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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 4:27 a.m. PST

I was reading an old Henry Kuttner piece last night which referenced satha, segir, minga-liqueur, "Fruit o' Worlds" and thil. But segir originates in CL Moore's Northwest Smith stories, and the minga and thil both show up in Leigh Brackett's work. So evidently the old SF writers are sharing drinks the way Lovecraftian writers invent and share books. (Life was different when authors were friends instead of employees of media conglomerates.)

Anyone know of other examples of science-fictional drinks passing from one writer to another?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 12:53 p.m. PST

Well, Romulan Ale appears to move across everything written about Star Trek

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 1:05 p.m. PST

Ahem. As I was saying about authors becoming employees of media conglomerates?

Authors handed a bunch of copyrighted props don't count. Now, if Starbuck or Luke Skywalker were downing Romulan ale, THAT would count.

TNE230024 Nov 2020 4:51 p.m. PST

could Romulan Ale be where Luke's blue milk gets its color?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 7:03 p.m. PST

Well, I could go for a large milk plus about now.

Covert Walrus13 Dec 2020 1:24 p.m. PST

Well, Kuttner and Moore were married, of course, and Leigh Brackett was mentored by Kuttner when she first started writing SF after some success in the pulp detective drama field.

That might explain it.

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