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Mon Jan 30 09:30:26 PST 2006

On 1/30/06, Bob Miller <bob_bageera at hotmail.com> wrote:
> ...sigh, here we go again...
> Folks, the Ascians are _not_ speaking "a sort of Newspeak."
> They're speaking a parody of Chairman Mao Thought, the
> logical end-result of people running around quoting from the
> Little Red Book. The Ascians are a resuscitation of the
> "Yellow Peril" of the pulp stories Wolfe is generally revivifying
> in the New Sun books.

What other aspects of pulp do you think he using in his books?

 Making it uh-SHAY-yuns is a way to dance
> around being called racist, in a book all full of hypostasized
> racial theories.

I recall the conversation between Severian and the Pelerin's servant in
which they mention that in the past 'the darker your skin was the more
enslaved you were' but the books didn't seem to be that big on race to me.
Am I missing something?
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