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Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 13:29:59 -0600
From: "Charles Reed" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Quetzal On Urth?

Hello again.  Just replying to my own message here.

Yesterday I asked if anybody had a transcript of the Gene Wolfe People 
Online transcript, and Roy Lackey was kind enough to e-mail it to me. 
 (Thanks, Roy!)  Here's a quote of interest from that transcript for 
everybody that's been following this Quetzal-on-Urth discussion:

   Question:  In the Long Sun books, is Quetzal the only
   one of his kind on the Whorl?  Was he an original
   passenger or a late arrival?

   Gene Wolfe:  He was a late arrival.  He is not the only
   one of his kind, but the Inhumi are rare on the Whorl.

I still believe it to be relatively clear from the text that Quetzal is 
a late boarder, but maybe this will convince some of the doubters. 
 Crush, don't you have to give in now?  Or do you believe Gene Wolfe to 
be so sadistic as to outright lie about his own books?



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