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Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 12:43:09 -0400
From: "Fernando Q. Gouvea" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Junie Moon

**** On Mon, 17 Jun 2002 12:09:49 -0400, you said:

>> I just re-read Wolfe's "Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon", in the Moon Shots
>> anthology edited by Peter Crowther. The story is a homage to
>> R. A. Lafferty, and it refers to a Lafferty story about a small moon
>> that orbits very close to the Earth's surface. I remember reading that
>> story, but don't remember its title or where I read it. Can anyone help?

Alex> It's "You Can't Go Back" in _Iron Tears_.  One of Lafferty's better
Alex> stories, which is saying a lot.  While the intention was, I'm sure,
Alex> all to the good, I think "Junie Moon"'s main virtue is in pointing
Alex> out that imitation Lafferty just doesn't work.

To some extent, I agree, but I still enjoyed the story, both because it
reminded me of the Lafferty (a pleasure in itself) and because of little
touches, such as Junie (whose real name must be Juno) sending "Hercules" on
his labors.



Fernando Q. Gouvea                      
Department of Mathematics          Editor, FOCUS and MAA Online
Colby College                      Mathematical Association of America
Waterville, ME 04901               http://www.maa.org

   This is the way the world ends
   This is the way the world ends
   This is the way the world ends
   Not with a bang but a whimper.
       -- T. S. Eliot, The Hollow Men


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