(urth) Predictions Re: The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

Jeff Wilson jwilson at clueland.com
Wed Aug 1 21:16:47 PDT 2012

On 8/1/2012 8:46 PM, David Stockhoff wrote:
> On 8/1/2012 8:30 PM, António Pedro Marques wrote:
>> No dia 01/08/2012, às 19:15, Ryan Dunn <ryan at liftingfaces.com> escreveu:
>>> Dave,
>>> Thanks for the response. I just wanted to call out one bit...
>>> YOU WROTE: "I'm very inclined to agree with you, but at the same time
>>> it seems valid to wonder exactly how self-aware on this point a man
>>> in his 80s can be."
>>> I'm not sure if you have ever had the good fortune to hold a
>>> conversation with Mr. Wolfe, but as of last year, I found him to be
>>> the type of conversationalist that always to seem to be two steps
>>> ahead of you, ready with a quip, eager for an anecdote, anxious to
>>> counter point your point, in a wry, light-hearted, jovial manner.
>> I personally know people around their 90s who talk and write as if
>> they were 30.
> I'm in my 40s and I don't think even I do that. ;)

I've had the wonderful honor to hobnob with various elder authors who 
were quite cogent. Damon Knight, for example, sounded like one of the 
cool kids despite being in his late 70's back in the old GEnie days.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at clueland.com
Computational Intelligence Laboratory - Texas A&M Texarkana
< http://www.tamut.edu/CIL >

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