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From: David Duffy <davidD@qimr.edu.au>
Subject: (urth) Books
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 13:55:33 +1000 (EST)

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

Regarding _Acturus_ (I am a fan I guess), I think a link is what I think
of as the medieval Christian viewpoint that suffering and death in this
world are transitory -- so it's not so dreadful that much of Urth's
population was drowned at the end of UotNS, or indeed that criminals must
be tortured then executed in payment for their acts.  

I doubt it is a direct influence, but _Tirant Lo Blanc_ has resonances
with BotNS to me (a long time since I read the former unfortunately, so 
I can't be more specific).

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