Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 21 19:51:55 UTC 2005

So, Robert Sheckley's 1953  _Galaxy_ short story, "The Seventh
Victim," is not the earliest use of this phrase as a title. Oh, well.

Sheckley's great story, retitled "The Tenth Victim," was later made
into a forgettable movie.

Speaking of retitling, I've heard that Ray Bradbury has been bitching
about someone else's use of "Fahrenheit" as part of a title. Given
that his story's original title is "The Fireman," I fail to see his

["Six degrees of separation" note: The girl who broke my heart and
taught me that 'heartreak" is not just a metaphor, went to the same
high school as Bradbury.]


On 10/19/05, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> Subject:      "nonviolence"
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> OED has this back to 1920 as a pacifist term.  Here is an early ex. of the word in a  less political sense.
> 1943 Charles O'Neal & DeWitt Bodeen _The Seventh Victim_ (film) : We're pledged to nonviolence.
> The speaker is a member of a secret cult of middle-class devil-worshipers. What she means is they're pledged not to kill people (except in special circumstances, as it turns out).
> JL
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-Wilson Gray

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