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From: CRCulver@aol.com
Subject: Re:  (urth) Call 4 a FAQulty
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 22:24:26 EST

Mantis suggested:
<<Here's a thought--maybe a committee (a "FAQulty," if you will) could begin
the process of whipping up a FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions" and the Answers
to Them) for a book by Gene Wolfe.  From time to time there is a call for
them, or a single voice volunteering for some herculean task (e.g., "Let's do
FAQs for =all= Wolfe books at once!").  Yet nothing is ever actually done.>>

A FAQ sounds like a great idea, and we could easily find the frequently-asked
questions with a trip through the ol' archives. However, instead of doing a
FAQ on a single book, I'd rather do a FAQ on the Book of the New Sun itself.
After all, this is the one single book we're here for, anyway, with _Peace_,
etc. being a sort of frill. Besides, I don't think there are any *frequently
asked* questions on any of the minor Wolfe novels, whereas we've treaded over
certain points of the BotNS repeatedly.

I for one would be happy to serve on the  commitee for the "Book of the New
Sun FAQ beta version." It would not have to be a big deal, just a few
questions in the beginning, more after the list has seen it and wishes to make

We have some bigwigs in the exegesis department here (Mantis, Alga, James B.
Jordan, etc., though sadly John Clute has yet to join us), and this is just
the sort of thing they are trained for. It would be wonderful for the literary
skilled (and myself) to work on this monument to eternity for BotNS readers,
so to speak.

Incidentally, as for your survey, the BotNS gets a five, the rest get 0's. <g>

Let the FAQ happen,

Christopher R. Culver <crculver@aol.com>
President Pro-Tempore of USEJ
Prezidanto Dumtempa de USEJ

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