From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: Re: (urth) 5HC a good introduction to wolfe? (was WashingtonPost article) Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 19:26:23 -0500 Date: Monday, April 15, 2002 12:00 PM Dan'l wrote: >More: you are to think that he is an n-th generation clone of our own >beloved Gene Wolfe. (I believe it was John Clute who gave a canonical >list of arguments for that being Number Five's real name.) The name is >quite fitting, too: the clone-series that includes Five, Maitre, and >the original of Mr. Million, is clearly a series of vicious predators >upon their fellow humans who use genetic manipulation to acheive their >ends -- that is, Number Five is a gene wolf. Gene, of course, is short >for "Eugene," well-born: that is exactly what Number Five is _not_. He >is simply gene, born. Etc., etc. This is full of the kind of play that >would delight Derrida if he could ever bring himself to read American >SF... Even if what you wrote isn't true, it ought to be. That's brilliant. -Roy --