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Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 13:56:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mark Millman 
Subject: Re: (urth) Silk-23 apology


I, for one, would be interested in hearing your thoughts
on "Thou Spark of Blood", if you still feel that you have
something to say about it.  I can't promise you that it
will generate much discussion, but your insights are al-
ways worthwhile.

Or could you make the same observations about "When I was
Ming the Merciless" (which is so much easier to find)?  I
can't easily think of a story that treats the aspects of
"Spark" that aren't similar to "Ming", (maybe "The Other
Dead Man" or "Silhouette", though the other point is more
difficult) but perhaps a good analogue will occur to you.

If only we weren't so ethical!--the story is short enough
to e-mail without much trouble.  Would anyone be inter-
ested in helping to organize a lending-library system for
the more obscure stuff?  I'll volunteer the texts and the


On Thu, 18 Jul 2002, Michael Andre-Driussi wrote:

> [snip]
> A few weeks ago I located and read "Thou Spark
> of Blood," and I thought of posting a message
> about that, but why?  Just to brag about read-
> ing it?  No (at least I like to think that
> wouldn't be the case) -- just to share notes
> about it.  But who cares?  It is hard to get,
> few are inclined to make an attempt, and it
> probably isn't worth the effort to get it and
> read it.  LS/SS is where the action is, and I
> count myself out of that material.
> =mantis=
> Sirius Fiction
> booklets on Gene Wolfe, John Crowley
> 30 copies of "Snake's-hands" until OP!
> http://www.siriusfiction.com/


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