(urth) (Urth) Nebula Awards recap

Gerry Quinn gerry at bindweed.com
Tue May 21 08:33:34 PDT 2013

From: Marc Aramini

> Neither of us asked questions, though a few people asked about stuff
>  like the words in New Sun or how the people interrogating Marsch in
> Fifth Head could know that he had never been to Earth (this question
> will come up again Saturday night in a humorous situation involving
> me and Robert Silverberg's agent).

I noticed two pieces of evidence, though one is given to Number Five, who of 
course has the same realisation.  Then again perhaps Number Five was himself 
interrogated at some point.  I assumed they were examples of slips 'Marsch' 
makes more frequently, anyway.

* He says there are "thousands" of old houses on Earth (of course there must 
be millions)

* He talks about the welfare state on Earth but the interrogator picks up 
that he doesn't speak as if he knows about it first hand

- Gerry Quinn

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