Some Amazon Data

Thu Aug 30, 2007

Using a modified (and depleted) version of this script written by digital historian blogger William J. Turkel, I tried to see how useful of an automated source generator Amazon’s Statistically Improbable Phrases and Capitalized Phrases data would be for Gene Wolfe’s Solider of Sidon:

SIP red land

Atlantis: Insights from a Lost Civilization Soldier of Sidon Red Land Yellow River: A Story from the Cultural Revolution The Golden Star of Halich: A Tale of the Red Land in 1362

SIP first healer

Soldier of Sidon *The Healer Within: Using Traditional Chinese Techniques To Release Your Body’s Own Medicine *Movement *Massage *Meditation Breathing The Healer’s Keep DreamHealer: A True Story of Miracle Healings

SIP seven lions

Soldier of Sidon Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science The Women’s Bible Commentary - expanded

SIP singing girl

The Plum in the Golden Vase, or Chin P’ing Mei: Volume Two: The Rivals. Soldier of Sidon Tales of a Korean Grandmother (Tut Books. L) The Red Thread: A Love Story

SIP wax woman

Soldier of Sidon The Exceptional Woman: Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun and the Cultural Politics of Art Three Books Of Occult Philosophy (Llewellyn’s Sourcebook) Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

CAP Prince Achaemenes

Soldier of Sidon Beacon Lights Of History

CAP Holy Thotmaktef

Soldier of Sidon

CAP King Siaspiqa

Soldier of Sidon

CAP Red God

Soldier of Sidon Warlock: A Novel of Ancient Egypt Daughter of the Empire Legacies of the Turf, Vol. 2: A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders

CAP Great Sea

Shining South (Dungeon & Dragons d20 3.5 Fantasy Roleplaying, Forgotten Realms Supplement) The Unknown Years of Jesus I, Joseph of Arimathea Lost Regiment 8: The Men of War (Lost Regiment)

CAP Holy One

Jeremiah (Chalice Commentaries for Today) Trajectories in Near Eastern Apocalyptic: A Postrabbinic Jewish Apocalypse Reader (Resources for Biblical Study) (Resources for Biblical Study) The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

CAP Holy Kashta

Soldier of Sidon

CAP Great Seth

Soldier of Sidon The Gnostic Gospels The First Christian Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Church (The Great Theologians) Teach with Your Strengths: How Great Teachers Inspire Their Students

CAP Crimson Man

Soldier of Sidon A Caress of Twilight: A Novel Far from the Madding Crowd (Signet Classics) The Insider: A Novel

CAP White Wall

Passing of the Empires 850 BC to 330 BC Ramesses II, His Contemporaries (Ramesside Inscriptions, Translations, Vol III) Soldier of Sidon The Egyptian Sudan: Its History and Monuments Part Two

CAP Crimson Men

Latro in the Mist Soldier of Sidon Acts of War: Behavior of Men in Battle The Romanov Prophecy

CAP Red One

Armored Corps: Attack by Fire (Armored Corps) Engage and Destroy (Armored Corps, No. 2) Armored Corps #1 (Armored Corps) The Big Red One

CAP Field of Reeds

Death And Salvation In Ancient Egypt The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day The Unanswered Question: Death, Near-Death, and the Afterlife The Book of the Dead

CAP Great King

Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East: The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age Latro in the Mist The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece – and Western Civilization The Journey to the West, Volume 2

CAP Noble Qanju

Soldier of Sidon

CAP House of Life

Out of the House of Life (St. Germain) The Egyptian The Egyptian: A Novel Isis Magic

CAP Eater of Blood

Soldier of Sidon The Notebook Of An English Opium Eater The Insects: An Outline of Entomology Alpha Lipoic Acid Breakthrough: The Superb Antioxidant That May Slow Aging, Repair Liver Damage, and Reduce the Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes

CAP Great Prince

A History of the Church of Russia Russia under the Old Regime: Second Edition (Penguin History) Soldier of Sidon Legends of the Samurai

CAP Lion People

Soldier of Sidon Best Choices from the People’s Pharmacy The Lion’s Game Practicing the Presence of People: How We Learn to Love

CAP Captain Muslak

Soldier of Sidon

CAP Great River

The Star Trek Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded Edition (Star Trek: All) (Star Trek: All) The Star Trek Encyclopedia Grand Canal, Great River: The Travel Diary of a 12th Century Chinese Poet New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur Book)

CAP Noble Qnju

Soldier of Sidon

Not too bad, I think, and often humorous.