The Sime/Gen Concordance

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Title: The Sime/Gen Concordance
Publisher: Ambrov Zeor Productions
Editor(s): John Shimwell
Date(s): 1991
Medium: print
Fandom: Sime~Gen
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The Sime/Gen Concordance is a Sime~Gen 140-page resource by John Shimwell. Assistant compiler was Leigh Kimmel.

The First Plan: Filipowicz

Beginning in 1978 to at least until 1989, Katie Filipowicz mentioned doing a lot of work on a Sime/Gen Concordance. It is unclear what, if any, relationship it has to the completed Shimwell one.

From A Companion in Zeor #1 in 1978:

Several years from now, about the same that that "Mahogany Trinrose" appears, I'll be publishing a concordance/companion to the Sime series.

Jacqueline suggested that I might like to do it, and of course, she figured me completely. I jumped at the opportunity.

Right now, I'd like to hear from you Sime/Gen fans. If you could have anything at all (short of a full-color reproduction ofHugh Valleroy's Arenesti design!) in such a concordance, what would you like to see? I have had and will have access to some unpublished material that will add depth to the background of the series. And I hope I can get Jacqueline to answer some questions, since she is very concerned that the concordance be done properly.

Very little has been decided at the moment, although work has begun. There will most like be a dictionary-type "lexicon", much like the one in the Star Trek Concordance. Perhaps we will have a few articles on specific aspects of the Sime and Gen cultures. Many other things are possible. What I am looking for are suggestions for emphases and for other features. If anyone has any questions about the Sime/Gen universe, things that have bothered them, I'd also like to hear from you. If I happen to know the answer or have an opinion on it, I'll be sure to tell you about it.

Thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon... Please enclose a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) when writing.


The Second Plan: Shimwell

In March 1991, there is mention that Shimwell is working on this concordance. [1] Shimwell himself died on December 21, 1991.


  1. Ambrov Zeor #20