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From: "Greene, Carlton" <CGreene2@hunton.com>
Subject: RE: (urth) Philip K. Dick influence on GW
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 14:27:30 

Jeremy wrote:

> I have a quick question: has anybody ever thought about possible
> influences
> on Wolfe's work by Philip K. Dick? I'm thinking of the scene for example
> in
> URTH where Severian speculates that the door may have been bribed, and the
> scene in UBIK where Joe Chip doesn't have a nickel to give the doorknob.
> It's quite a famous PKD scene so it might not be as obscure as it sounds.
> I don't recall there being discussion about this before. Can anybody think
> of any others?
One quick and easy parallel is the use of proper names translated to reflect
the original meanings of the words.  Compare PKD's Horselover Fat with Seven
Lions in Soldier.

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