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Atlanta Nights

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A collaborative novel created in 2004 by a group of science fiction and fantasy authors with the express purpose of producing an unpublishable bad piece of work and to test whether publishing firm PublishAmerica, which claims to be a traditional publisher that would only accept high-quality manuscripts, would still accept it.

At the time, critics had long claimed that PublishAmerica was actually a vanity press that paid no special attention to the sales potential of the books they publish since most of its revenue comes from the authors rather than book buyers. Moreover, PublishAmerica had previously made some highly derogatory public remarks about science fiction and fantasy writers, because many of their critics came from those communities. In retaliation, a group of these writers, under the direction of American author James D Macdonald collaborated on a deliberately low-quality work, complete with obvious grammatical errors, nonsensical passages and a complete lack of a coherent plot.

The completed manuscript was offered to PublishAmerica by an unrevealed person, not usually associated with fiction. The manuscript was accepted for publication on December 7 2004. On January 23 2005, the authors publicly revealed the hoax and PublishAmerica retracted its acceptance the following day stating that after “further review” the novel failed to meet their standards.

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Low Orbital Spider Webs
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Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival
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Dennis Rodman's Hairstyles
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Dictators Interior Architecture
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Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously
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Lichtenberg Figure

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