(urth) Marcus v. Franzen = Unexpected Wolfe sighting
meynard at videotron.ca
Sun Oct 23 20:55:49 PDT 2005
> I can barely stand to read half of these posts. And the most
> cretinous ones
> (if that is a word, and if I am using it correctly) don't seem worth
> responding to, because they reflect opinions held by people so
> certain of
> their own infallible faculty of interpretation that they are
> impervious to
It's a real word, but you're only technically correct if their
authors suffer from severe thyroid defiency.
And yes, debating feels utterly pointless here -- though I do welcome
Adam's contributions. Now, Rich Puchalsky says:
> The basic conceit of the books is taken from Yves Meynard's _The
> Book of Knights_ (a much better book).
The first part of this statement is factually incorrect as far as I
know, since Wolfe had already begun work on _The Wizard Knight_ long
before he ever read TBoK. Then again, there are some clear parallels
-- I am ill-suited to judge those objectively. And I did not ask
Wolfe to tell me what exactly he had taken from my book, so I'm not
sure how much of influence TBoK was. I've actually channeled Wolfe
before, publishing a story set in a starship with a linear sun, with
strong religious themes, shortly before _Nightside the Long Sun_
appeared. Make of that what you will.
As regards the second part of the statement, I shall keep silent.
Off to wash my studded codpiece,
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