(urth) shapeshifter hearsay
bsharporflat at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 31 10:53:23 PDT 2006
Tony Ellis writes:
>And hearsay in a novel is a million times more significant than hearsay you
>or I hear down the pub - >because the author has deliberately chosen to put
>it in. As with Chekhov's Gun, if a good author >includes a reference to an
>old legend or rumour in their story, we can be damn sure
>it has a bearing. If the author piles on such references, the way Wolfe
>does with shape-changing >and mimicry in all three Fifth Head novellas,
>then we know that something is definitely going on.
Does the same principle apply to the circumstantial evidence for
shapeshifters in BotNS? Do they exist on Urth?
(no I will NOT mention the Piteous Gate ;-) )
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