From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: For Mantis on Vance - was RE: (urth) OT: further possible example s of story suites Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 17:57:22 +0100 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" To: > > So for the more dedicated Vanceans on the list, I suppose > the obvious question would be whether I, as a rather casual > reader, am missing anything here? This book is the one most > often cited when recommending Vance to a Wolfe fan; other > than the gross-scale influence on New Sun, the fundamental > idea (which, actually, wasn't entirely new here either) of > this incredibly ancient Earth, is there something deeper? > > --Blattid Of course not: but the idea was a hell of a lot more novel and powerful then than it is now. I think there is also a cross-influence from Clark Ashton Smith, whose Zothique stories set in a far future Southern continent were perhaps the first mass pulp exploitation of this idea, and were an influence on both writers. --