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Smith, L. Neil. Their Majesties' Bucketeers. New York: Del Rey, 1981.

Depending on your point of view, this book is either a science fiction novel depicting a society of trilaterally symmetrical trisexual sentient crustaceans in the rough equivalent to Britain's Edwardian period, or it's a professionally published Sherlock Holmes Holmes/Watson-Morstan/Adler OT3 AU.

Really of course it's both.

I first heard about this book from [personal profile] melannen, in this long post about subordinate Holmes canons, and all in all Smith does not disappoint. One consequence of all these book reviews is that I have gradually lost the ability to enjoy books wholeheartedly the way I did when I was younger. Their Majesties' Bucketeers does not provide quite that level of awesomeness in the reading experience, largely because I can't turn my brain off completely, but it comes pretty damn close.

A study in emerald ) But clearly this needs to be a Yuletide fandom, so go read it! We can always use more awesome Holmes OT3 AUs, Y/Y?

Actually, if you see this post and have read the book, please leave a comment! I'd really like to get a roll-call of people on the interwebz who know it.

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