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From: Richard Horton 
Subject: Re: (urth) New Wolfe stories: comments
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 20:43:10 -0600

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003 10:04:17 +0000 (GMT), you wrote:

>"Castaway" may particularly interest those preoccupied
>with Wolfe's vision of Mother Goddesses (Ocean, or, in
>this case, Earth.) Again, a tale is told to an
>anonymous narrator, this time by a shipwreck victim
>marooned for decades on a desolate world. Poignant,
>and unusually direct for GW.

I thought "Castaway" quite good. One of his better recent stories. It
reminded me of Tiptree's "Last Flight of Dr. Ain".



Do you think the world was actually Earth?  Or was the castaway
remembering lost Earth somehow?

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