(urth) Baldanders

pthwndxrclzp aquastor at gmail.com
Thu May 18 22:47:09 PDT 2006

*Now* I understand why Wolfe was so fond of Jennifer Stevens' psychosexual
neofantasy Trash Sex Magic (he wrote the cover blurb).

On 5/18/06, Jeff Wilson <jwilson at io.com> wrote:
> pthwndxrclzp wrote:
> > Wow. Now I'm *really* confused. I don't have text references available,
> > but I always thought it was axiomatic that Baldanders was a baby Abaia
> > -- and as such, an alien infant dropped or otherwise delivered to Urth.
> > Obviously, that could be wrong, but I can't recall a single indication
> > that he was originally a human being. Quite the opposite -- it seems
> > like Wolfe takes great pains to show us that Baldanders is something
> > very "other."
> The question is more properly, "What sorts of things are Baldanders?"
> He isn't just one thing, and doesn't merely symbolize one thing. He's a
> tree, he's a man, he's a black magician who wants to take God's place.
> --
> Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
> < http://www.io.com/~jwilson >
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