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From: "Greene, Carlton" <CGreene2@hunton.com>
Subject: RE: (urth) Plant Engineering
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 11:59:41 

Thanks!  I assumed that was the case from his poetic descriptions of
engineering concepts, but given Dorcas and her flowers, and a hundred other
examples, he seems to know his plant matter as well.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin J. Maroney [mailto:kmaroney@ungames.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 11:27 AM
To: urth@lists.best.com
Subject: Re: (urth) Plant Engineering

At 09:02 AM 8/24/00 -0400, Carlton Greene wrote:
>Can anyone provide some background on the journal Gene Wolfe edits
>(edited?), "Plant Engineering" ?  In particular, is it "plant engineering"
>as in horticulture, or as in industrial facilities?

Industrial facilities. Before he retired to become a full-time writer in
the 1980s, Wolfe was a "food engineer" for Proctor and Gamble and then a
staff writer for PE. One of Wolfe's PE articles--a vocabulary for
robotics--is reprinted in his Boskone book, _Plan[e]t Engineering_; his
background shows through in things like the lecture about tallus design in
_Exodus from the Long Sun_. 

_Plant Engineering Magazine_'s home page is at 

Wombat, a.k.a. Kevin Maroney kmaroney@ungames.com
Kitchen Staff Supervisor, New York Review of Science Fiction

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