(urth) Interlibrary Loan (no spoilers)

eb eb at hwaet.com
Sat Jul 18 20:39:21 PDT 2020

I've almost finished it. I'm liking it a lot. To discuss.

Eric Bourland
eb at hwaet.com


From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" <danldo at gmail.com>
Sent: 7/18/20 11:01 PM
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Subject: Re: (urth) Interlibrary Loan (no spoilers)

I have read it - just finished a few minutes ago - and boy do I have thoughts, but most of them have to wait until the spoilage period has passed.

I found it much easier going than A Borrowed Man - until the last four pages or so, where I suddenly had no idea what was going on, and most especially the last line. What the actual hell?

Dan'l Danehy-Oakes

"Wherever you are, you find the sun, a blade of grass, the spirals of the dragonfly. Courage consists of staying at home, close to nature, which could not care less about our disasters. Each grain of dust contains the soul of something marvellous." -- Joan Miró

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 7:44 AM Dave Lebling <dlebling at hyraxes.com> wrote:
Has anyone read this, and if so, do you have thoughts?

I re-read A Borrowed Man before reading Interlibrary Loan. I had found A Borrowed Man to be very opaque on first reading, and much more reasonable on a second reading. (This is my normal pattern with Wolfe; each reading produces more clarity.)

I found the first reading of Interlibrary Loan to be even more opaque, and also a bit disjointed. It was by turns weird, scary, and funny. I believe it is actually hard SF rather than Fantasy, which seems to go against a lot of reviews. It could have used another draft. It is extremely sad we will never get one.

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