The Twilight Reference Zone
Picture if you will an American public library. Any library will do. A smartly dressed, clean-shaven man in his mid-40s approaches the reference desk.
“Can I help you find something?” asks the librarian.
“Yes,” says the man, “I’m looking for a copy of Bats and Bones, a Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mystery.”
“Let me see if I can find that for you,” says the young woman behind the desk as she checks FirstSearch.
“Just one thing, please,” asks the man as he waits. “I’m looking for a specific edition.”
Scrolling past titles, the librarian says, “Oh?” without looking up.
“Yes,” says the man. “I’m looking for the edition that will be published in the year 2102.”
[Cue creepy music.]
This library has entered…the Twilight Reference Zone.