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