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From: David_Lebling@avid.com
Subject: (urth) Perfect Pulp
Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 10:12:53 

William Ansley suggests that every now and then, like the unwatched fall of a
sparrow, Wolfe makes a mistake.  Well, he's actually admitted to one, on this
very list.  When we got to ask him impertinent questions about the Long Sun
books, he admitted that a mysterious appearance of (hmm, let me think here...)
Maytera Marble somewhere she wasn't, near the end of _Exodus_, was just an
error.  I remember this, however imperfectly, because I asked the question.  So
we can rest assured that even Jove nods.

It does bring up the possibility of a "pulpification" reading of Wolfe's works.
For example, Severian's memory really is perfect, but Wolfe's isn't.  All the
talk we hear about multiple drafts is just publicity; he races through each book
like the early-career Silverberg, and lets the errors fall where they may.  No
doubt he takes long vacations between each one-week period when he writes a

     Dave Lebling
     (aka vizcacha)

Note: This post is _not_ closed captioned for the humor impaired.

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