(urth) Short Sun blog

Gerry Quinn gerryq at indigo.ie
Wed Sep 22 05:28:30 PDT 2010

From: "Lee Berman" <severiansola at hotmail.com>
>>Dan'l: 4. Wolfe thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if the chief god was 
>>Typhon...?" and
>>thus tied the whole thing to tBotNS.
>>James Wynn: In that case, "Long Sun" is like "Urth of the New Sun". It 
>>offers additional
>>(perhaps vain) helps to divine the original story.
>>Mo Holkar- Do the rest of you feel that it all ties together brilliantly?
> No, not bad but not brilliant.  I agree with Dan'l that the connection to 
> Urth seems an add-on,
> not the original inspiration.

I agree too.  I don't think it hurts the story, but given Wolfe's style of 
writing and the enthusiasms of Wolfe fans, I think it provides dangerously 
fertile ground for over-interpretation!

- Gerry Quinn

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