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Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 17:41:42 -0500 (EST)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: (urth) tease me?

On Tue, 24 Dec 2002, maa32 wrote (Quoting Mean Gene):

> "No, No, NO!  Green is Urth."

I think this most likely means:

1.  A joke.  Like if Tolkien, tired of being asked for the umpteenth time
whether The Ring represents The Bomb had replied, "No, no, NO!  Gollum
represents the Atom Bomb."


2.  Wolfe is saying that, of the two planets, Green, with its decaying
cities and ancient horrors is more like Urth than Blue is.  Like one might
say, if asked whether Severian is Aragorn, "No, no, NO!  Severian is



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