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From: Jim Jordan <jbjordan@gnt.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) 3 reviews of Strange Travelers from BIP
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 13:07:08 

At 11:32 PM 2/6/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Now, it may be that if I had read Neil Gaiman's Sandman series and could
>appreciate the tie in, I would feel differently, but I was really
>disappointed in the way "Ain't You 'Most Done" ended, especially since I
>thought Wolfe managed to make the basically absurd notion of a traffic-jam
>culture seem all too real and poignant.
>William Ansley

Don't have my copy here, but I recall that the copyright date of both
stories in the same, thus written together. 
	I suggest we give Wolfe  bit of space here. The traffic jam society is
clearly symbolic of the "world," especially the world of today (in
Christian terms, of course: the three enemies being the world, the flesh,
and the devil -- Gevers, do we not see all three in this book?) and thus we
should not have taken it as "real" SF to start with. 


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