(urth) May 2014 Wolfe interview in _Technology Review_
gerry at bindweed.com
Mon Jul 28 12:46:16 PDT 2014
On 28/07/2014 19:31, Marc Aramini wrote:
> If victor takes the place if Marsch, then victor's death scene and the
> tree teaching out for him as he falls is an outright lie. Why didn't
> he want to go see his parents?
This lie is easy to explain - Victor has taken the place af Marsch, so
he must invent a description of his own.
And how can he visit his parents? He has become someone else.
Also: "When he came close to them they extended their hands, open, and
smiled; but he [Sandwalker] did not understand that open hands meant (or
had meant, once) that they held no weapons. His people had never known
weapons." No pronoun shift, in my edition anyway. No slaughter either,
not then at least. In VRT there are stories of an aboriginal shaman
whose name is given in versions of both Eastwind and Sandwalker; clearly
VRT was riffing off this when he wrote "A Story". (He believes the
history, but of course he invented the specific characters.)
- Gerry Quinn
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