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From: Damien Broderick <damien@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
Subject: (urth) name of a name
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 11:51:30 +0000

[Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works]

manthis sez: 

< Broderick should write more!  

Hey, I'm dancing as fast as I can!  (Four books out last year; one of them,
THE WHITE ABACUS, just won the Aurealis Award for best sf novel of the year.)

What I'd *lerv* to see - but surely never will - is some cross-referencing
discussion of my 1986 novel THE BLACK GRAIL (Locus: `the first serious work
of science fiction I've encountered which clearly shows the influence of
Gene Wolfe's spectacular tetralogy...  he isn't trying to re-write or
imitate Gene Wolfe, he's just drawing on Wolfe's work as part of his
literary heritage.'  Debbie Notkin, July 1986)

< (I forget--was "The Changeling" covered in the
essay?  If not there is room for more expansion.)

No.  Haven't read it.

tony.ellis@futurenet.co.uk (Tony Ellis) sez:

< Damien, in your fascinating Peace essay a few posts back 
you say that 

>The name of the narrator of Wolfe's *The Fifth Head of Cerberus*, never
>given in that text, can be determined to be Gene Wolfe.

I'm not quite sure how you arrive at this. Could you 
elaborate, please? >

On p. 6 of my pb edition, he finds in the library books that are plainly by
Kate Wilhelm, Virginia Woolf, Bernard Wolfe and Vernor Vinge (by mistake as
VVinge).  `I never found any books of my father's'.  U.s.w..


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