- Categories:Gender, Inanimate, Short Story
- Title "The Casque of Lamont T. Yado", In "Asimov's SF Adventure
Magazine Vol 1 No. 2, Spring 1979", (C) 1979, Sci-Fi,
Transformation type is technological (why isn't it on the list?)
As the title suggests the plot is loosely based on The Cask of
Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe, and the ending is another horrible
pun on the priginal ending.
In Poe's story Montresor takes revenge on Fortunato by bricking him
up in the cellar.
In Milan's story, the villain wants to steal a time helmet that
will give him superhuman speed. The hero helps him, but alters the
helmet's settings so that it gradually slows the villain into
Instead of being encased in stone the villain has effectively been
turned to stone.
Peace-loving hippie Mark Meadows, a.k.a. Captain Trips, was a
character in the Wild Cards series created by Victor Milan. A
brilliant biochemist, Meadows used combinations of drugs to
transform himself into one of his "friends", his super-powered
alter egos. One of these "friends" was a beautiful Korean woman, a
martial artist named Isis Moon, a.k.a. Moonchild.
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originally posted by leem on 2002-02-05, 1 edit, entryid=4562