(urth) Gollancz list (was: Re: Book of the New Sun wonthecontest!)

David Duffy davidD at qimr.edu.au
Sun Aug 7 01:51:08 PDT 2011

On Sat, 6 Aug 2011, Lane Haygood wrote:

> I have found a few Wolfe works "preachy," but it doesn't bother me any
> more than Mieville's preachiness, even though I agree more with
> Mieville than Wolfe.  I suppose because Wolfe and Mieville are
> intelligent I can recognize in them a like mind that can discuss
> differences rationally.

I think this is exactly right.

> So, for instance, I have no problem reading Wolfe or even C.S. Lewis, 
> but I find reading someone like Ayn Rand tiring,

I found _His Hideous Strength_ unreadable for that reason, but not the 
first two of the Space Trilogy.  But everything by Charles Williams is 
delicious.  Actually, this makes we wonder if there are any Wolfean 
allusions to Williams?  I have never read _A computer iterates the greater 
trumps_ -- is there anything there?

Cheers, David Duffy.

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