(urth) Wolfe: Misogynist Or Realist?

b sharp bsharporflat at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 20 12:03:46 PDT 2006

Dave Lebling writes regarding the female soldier:

>I would assume he's thinking of Foila, who is indeed a sympathetic and 
>likable character, a soldier >recovering from wounds(?) in the Pelerines' 
>hospice. (She's the prize in the story-telling contest, >but turns the 
>tables on the contestants by entering and winning.) This is in _Citadel of 

Oooh how could I not think of Foila.  Yes, she is likable enough to dispel 
accusations Wolfe can't develop an admirable female character...But then 
again, we last see her critically wounded, probably dying,....hm....

(p.s. forgot Vulcan neck pinch in my list of 60's pop references in my last 

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