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Subject: RE: (urth) Samuel R. Delany
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 13:02:13 -0700
From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 

Josh Geller wrote...

> Gene Wolfe told me once that Master Ultan was or represented Borges.
> I have been wondering for a while now if there might not be=20
> some other writers encoded in there, and specifically if=20
> Baldanders might not be or represent Chip Delany. The notion=20
> just won't go away.

H'mmmm. "Baldanders" is _from_ Borges, if I recall correctly=20
... and there's nothing about him that particularly makes me=20
think of Delany, his fiction or his characters ... Though=20
obviously there's more than Borges to Baldanders; the Doctor=20
reminds us, not very obliquely, that we should also be=20
thinking Frankenstein.

So what about Baldanders makes you think Delany?



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