story with rain, invasion of whales, and ishmael - name???

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  1. Turgut Alp

    Turgut Alp Companion of Osman, 1299

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    i folks,

    I've read a sci-fi adaptation short story related to a guy who was obsessed of whales taking over the world, while everybody was thinking him to be paranoid, especially his psychiatrist. There was a certain Ishmael (just like in Melville's "Moby Dick"), I think there were also persons called Ahab and Melville. There was rain in the story, and some sort of dematerializing and re-materializing, fights with the police, and at the end our hero gets the help of his psychiatrist in blowing up the local whale reservoir in san fransisco (I think) "fishhouse" where they kept the whales for show.. or something like that..

    it's NOT the Nebula Award winner novelle "Another Orphan" by John Kessel or Philip Jose Farmer -- *The Wind Whales of Ishmael*...

    Anybody remember the author and the name of the story?? I really got crazy trying to remember it...:confused:

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  2. psikeyhackr

    psikeyhackr Live Long & Suffer

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    UH? Star Trek IV?

    :D
     
  3. Jeroen

    Jeroen Registered User

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    Sounds like Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. (fun movie though, one of Star Trek's best.) Maybe it is star trek fan fiction.
     
  4. Yobmod

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    In what way is it like Star Trek? Just cos it has whales?!

    Blowing up a whale sanctuary does sound like something the federation would do... :D.
     
  5. omermaras

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    no no.. it was separate from the star trek series...
    it might have been a hugo or nebula award short story..
    there was some teleportations, though.. the protagonist disintegrated and "reintegrated" (out of his own control, though), and from time to time called for "ishmael" to help (whatever that was.. - not human, i think)
     
  6. psikeyhackr

    psikeyhackr Live Long & Suffer

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    It had San Francisco and rain and things de-materializing and re-materializing.

    Captain there be re-materialized whales here. :D

    psik