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Bookhound/Booktracker Name given to a breed of bloodhound peculiar to fiction. With a keen sense of smell (almost unheard of in the BookWorld) and boundless energy, a Bookhound can track a Pagerunner not only from page to page but from book to book. The finest Bookhounds, diligently trained, have also been known to track trans-genre pagerunners, and on occasion, to the Outland. They drool and slobber a lot. Not recommended as pets.
BookStackers: To rid a book of the mispeling vyrus, many thousands of dictionaries are moved into the offending novel and stacked either side of the outbreak as a mispeling barrage. The wall of dictionaries is then moved in, paragraph by paragraph, until the vyrus is forced into a single sentence, then a word, then smothered completely. The job is done by BookStackers, usually D-Grade generics, although for many years the Anti-mispeling Fast Response Group (AFRD) has been manned by over a thousand WOLP-Surplus Mrs Danvers. (See Danvers, Mrs - overproduction of).
Bowdlerizers: A group of fanatics who attempt to excise obscenity and profanity from all texts. Named after Thomas Bowdler who attempted to make Shakespeare 'family reading' by cutting lines from the plays, believing by so doing that "the transcendental genius of the poet would undoubtedly shine with greater lustre." Bowdler died in 1825 but his torch is still carried, illegally, by active cells eager to complete and extend his unfinished work at any cost. Attempts to infiltrate the Bowdlerizers have so far met with no success.
Bradshaw, Commander. Stalwart member of Jurisfiction (qv) for many years, Bradshaw did much of the booksploring in the early years, before the outlying Rebel Book Categories were brought within the controlling sphere of the Council of Genres. Inexplicably, novels can only be visited when someone has found a way in - and a way out. Bradshaw's mapping of the known BookWorld (1927-1949 OT) was an extraordinary feat, and until the advent of the ISBN positioning System (1962 OT), Bradshaw's maps were the only travel guide to fiction. Not all booksploring ends so happily. Ambrose Bierce was lost trying to access Poe. His name, along with many others, is carved on the Boojumorial, situated in the lobby of the Great Library. Commander Bradshaw was the star of the seventeen 'Bradshaw' novels in the 1920's, now out of print.