(urth) Some Pirate Freedom thoughts and questions

Matthew Keeley matthew.keeley.1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 09:17:46 PST 2008

On Jan 1, 2008 2:57 AM, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes <danldo at gmail.com> wrote:

> > What becomes of Chris' son?
> Or daughter?

I suppose I just assumed it would be a son for thematic reasons... rather
silly of me, I'm afraid.

> > What did Chris do to get confused for a Dutchman or a German?
> He's blond?

He is, isn't he? I guess I need to work on my close-reading.

Furthermore, how did that biography of Chris know he vanished when sailing
alone? I gathered that he kept a pretty low profile after the disastrous
meeting with Lesage. Did Ignacio or Novia tell people the story? If so, why?
If they wanted to become respectable, wouldn't they want to avoid mentioning
their former occupations as pirates?

> > Any thoughts on other pirate fiction that might have gone into PF? I'm
> > wondering in particular about Captain Blood, which from what I gather
> has
> > some ideas Wolfe might like. Alas, I haven't read the book or seen the
> > movie, so I can't elaborate too much. Still, I know that the book is
> about a
> > Catholic forced into piracy and his attempts to remain honest.
> I've not seen or read Captain Blood, but one thing worth looking at (if
> only as a comparator) is Tim Powers' ON STRANGER TIDES. Tim is the
> other great Catholic SFF writer today, and his take on pirates is very
> different indeed...

I agree that would be a valuable place to look. Thanks for the suggestion,
though I won't be able to read OST for quite a while (It's not available
where I'm spending the next six months).
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