(urth) The End of RTTW

James Wynn crushtv at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 20:51:09 PDT 2009

>>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!"

By george, I think he's got it.


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