From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: RE: (urth) PEACE: the office of Dr. Van Ness (again!) Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 09:17:31 -0800 Roy quoted Mantis ... > >I am putting forth the option of 0% puppetry and 0% solipsism. The > >trade off is 100% time travel. (And unlike Billy Pilgrim of > >SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, Weer's travel is =not= paradox free.) ... and wrote ... > Halfheartedly I parry: didn't Wolfe write somewhere that > PEACE was originally published as a "mainstream" novel; that > it was not labeled (or marketed) as "fantasy", as is the case > with my Berkley paperback? Is time travel allowed in mainstream > fiction? Pedantically I riposte: Time travel of the variety Mantis describes occurs in at least one mainstream novel, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, which, to the best of my knowledge, has _never_ been labelled or marketed as science fiction or fantasy. --Blattid, pedantic to the last hiss --