(urth) Pohl post

Jeff Wilson jwilson at clueland.com
Wed May 30 16:25:31 PDT 2012

On 5/30/2012 7:01 AM, Lee Berman wrote:
>> Mo Holkar: Nice post on Fred Pohl's blog about GW:
>> http://www.thewaythefutureblogs.com/2012/05/gene-wolfe-the-unknowable/
> Thanks for that Mo. I'll have to agree with Fred. Given a limited data set,
> that being the body of Wolfe's work, I too detect a real dark (which is not
> to say evil) side to his nature. It seems too persistent and pervasive to
> reflect a casual lark exploration. Who knows what it means in his personal life
> but it surely makes him a better, more interesting writer. 		 	   		

Did anyone check out Amanda Palmer after Wolfe's fondness for 
"Coin-Operated Boy" was revealed? Numerous, similarly dark themes in 
their work, not just robots and the objectification of humans but 
particularly the exploitation and abuse of women and children. The folks 
who read misogyny into Wolfean imagery are going to have a hard time 
selling it from Palmer's.

Beware "Map of Tasmania"; I have never been able to to look at the 
later, moustashed pictures of Wolfe in the same way since.

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

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