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The Diogenes Club is a secret society of unknown origin, perhaps dating back to antiquity. It is currently based in London, where it fronts as a Victorian gentlemen's club. In those days, it was the birthplace of what is now the Secret Intelligence Service. Organized by Mycroft Holmes in the 1880s, the Diogenes Club continues to serve as the SIS's authority on things inexplicable or otherworldly - mysteries beyond the scope of Scotland Yard.|
Enter a world of crossover fiction, where the boundaries between Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, and Rudyard Kipling don't exist. As explored by Philip JosÚ Farmer with his Wold Newton Family and Alan Moore with his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, this novel is for the telling of untold history, as though the authors of literary figures were merely biographers. Explore their world in a historical context, have them cross paths with real historical personages, and correct any "misrepresentations" by their original authors.
Though the Diogenes Club possesses the fašade of a gentlemen's club, it is first and foremost a branch of the Secret Service concerned with the weird and otherworldly. Its society members include both men and women. No doubt Elizabeth Bennet, Wendy Darling, Miss Marple, Mary Poppins, and Nancy Drew had all been members at one time.
To best contribute here, it helps to have a familiarity with fictional literature (novels, penny dreadfuls, pulp magazines, comics, plays, and even radio drama and film) and have a vivid imagination for bringing diverse literary figures together.
Each story will focus on a specific historical period. For example, an ancient Greek setting would draw from the classical literature of Homer, Aeschylus, etc, while an Elizabethan setting would draw from Spenser, Shakespeare, Marlowe, etc.
NOTE: Though comic-book literature is not strictly off-limits, it is recommended that it be used very sparingly. There are other expansive fictional universes that The Diogenes Club novel should not include, because of their vastness (in some cases, they have their own Pan novels). Discouraged content includes: Harry Potter, Marvel/DC Universe superheroes, Middle Earth, and similar subjects that are entire universes unto themselves.
The Diogenes Club's date today is:May 21st 0AD
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