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From: "Nil_Ultra" <Nil_Ultra@email.msn.com>
Subject: (urth) Re: Digest urth.v028.n174
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 00:13:28 

Ok, that deserves crucifiction, though I will agree that Urth of the new sun
is certainly the best part of the book of the new sun,  it is heresy to say
that the book of the new sun is inferior to the long sun.  The long sun
series does have more value in the traditional sf/fantasy plotline of being
really clear about what the plot is and the good guys vs bad guys theme,
but the lack of that was what I think really made Book of The New Sun
unique;  it is not a fantasy story,  it is like reality merged with the text
of some lost holy book.  I will be the first to agree that the Book of the
New Sun is not for everyone,  but do not call it inferior until you
understand it.

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>From: Redhaven1@aol.com
>Subject: Long Sun vs. New Sun
>Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 21:53:23 EST
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>Please don't crucify me. . .
>    I got started on Wolfe when I was sick in the hospital.  My parents
>offered to pick up some books to help pass the time and I suggested a book
>had heard of called The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe.  The only Wolfe
>books Border's had were the last two books of the Long Sun series.
>I'm glad it was these two or I wouldn't be posting on this list today.  I
>loved Calde and Exodus and immediately began to try to read all the Wolfe
>books I could find.  I ordered the Book of the New Sun as a single volumn
>from the book club I was in.  Upon reading it I was extremely
>I didn't think it was near as good as the Long Sun.  To me, it seemed like
>strange, disjointed fairy-tale that kinda wanted to be sci-fi.  I admit,
>mood of the entire work was beautifully haunting, and when I get arround to
>reading it a second time I'll probably find a hundered things I missed, but
>in my view New Sun was the worst, Urth of the New Sun was little better,
>Long Sun was best.  Short Sun is shaping up to be the best yet.  Well,
>my two bits.  I just felt I had to defend the Long Sun, because it's what
>me hooked.  If I had started on New Sun, I don't think I'd be a Wolfe fan.
>--------------- MESSAGE urth.v028.n174.3 ---------------
>From: Inire <inire@yahoo.com>
>Subject: Re: (urth) Wolfe does Star Trek
>Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 23:42:22 -0800 (PST)
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>--- Nicholas Gevers <vermoulian@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> For news of GW's next series--a New Sun/Star Trek
>> crossover starting with HE'S DEAD, SEVERIAN
> <Sound of falling onto floor, gasping, choking,
>> today's "Locus Online Buys Simon & Schuster" entry
>> on
>> LOCUS ONLINE (www.locusmag.com).
> <more snorting, complete breaths being taken now> Oh
>lord, THAT was a rich one! ;-D  And the sad thing is,
>nobody in RL that I know would know What The HELL I
>was talking about if I said that! A great joke,
>Kudos to Locus!
>Jeff "My dice hate me!" Miller      ICQ# 57242517
>"The idea of verifying facts about the world through controlled repetition
seems alien to just about everyone with the _possible_ exception of Fr
Inire, and he's a bug-eyed space monster. . ."-Jim Henley, on the URTH list
>Gaming to keep War out of RealTime!        '82 GS650G
>Specify Type Of Goat
>Do You Yahoo!?
>Talk to your friends online with Yahoo! Messenger.
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