(urth) The End of RTTW

Adam Thornton adam at io.com
Thu Mar 19 19:48:48 PDT 2009

On Mar 19, 2009, at 6:10 PM, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 3:37 PM, James Wynn <crushtv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The ending is a mystery to me as well. I feel like I'm supposed to  
>> recognize
>> Oreb's "Good Fishing!" comment as a reference. But I'll be danged  
>> if I do.
>> Consider that Wolfe says the the first thing he plots is his  
>> ending. Sheesh.
> Possibly to the godfather of all generation-ship stories, Robert  
> Heinlein's
> "Orphans of the Sky." The common greeting on that ship, and one of the
> last lines of the book, is "Good eating!"


That's beautiful.

And it might even be right.

I mean, as well as being Godly Fishers Of Eyeballs spreading the Gospel.

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