*Now* I understand why Wolfe was so fond of Jennifer Stevens' psychosexual neofantasy Trash Sex Magic (he wrote the cover blurb).<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 5/18/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Jeff Wilson</b>
<<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">pthwndxrclzp wrote:
<br><br>> Wow. Now I'm *really* confused. I don't have text references available,<br>> but I always thought it was axiomatic that Baldanders was a baby Abaia<br>> -- and as such, an alien infant dropped or otherwise delivered to Urth.
<br>> Obviously, that could be wrong, but I can't recall a single indication<br>> that he was originally a human being. Quite the opposite -- it seems<br>> like Wolfe takes great pains to show us that Baldanders is something
<br>> very "other."<br><br>The question is more properly, "What sorts of things are Baldanders?"<br>He isn't just one thing, and doesn't merely symbolize one thing. He's a<br>tree, he's a man, he's a black magician who wants to take God's place.
<br><br>--<br>Jeff Wilson - <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a><br>< <a href="http://www.io.com/~jwilson">http://www.io.com/~jwilson</a> ><br>_______________________________________________<br>Urth Mailing List
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