(urth) Short Story 45: Feather Tigers

Jeff Wilson jwilson at clueland.com
Sun Sep 9 14:36:05 PDT 2012

On 9/9/2012 6:53 AM, Sergei SOLOVIEV wrote:
> Another point - I had a very strong feeling that Quoquo and Dondiil
> remind somewhat Japanese, that
> is, these alien rabbits have the culture that GW wanted to be
> over-respectful to authority and hierarchical,
> which is bad for science (this concerns also "body language"). I
> considered the story
> as fiercely humoristic about science based on authority.

I can see rabbits as suggesting the caricatured Japanese rodentlike 
dentition common in Wolfe's youth, and perpetrated by Bugs Bunny at 
least once. Considering Wolfe's recently mentioned wish to do Roger 
Rabbit fan fiction, such a connection cannot be dismissed.

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

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