From: "Jeff Veyera"
Subject: RE: (urth) Full of Hot Air + + Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 18:05:58 -0800 Actually, I just happened to have read it. It's called "Straw", from Storeys from the Old Hotel, about what would happen had the hot air balloon been invented in 500 AD. -----Original Message----- From: MBS 808 [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 7:59 AM To: email@example.com Subject: (urth) Full of Hot Air + + 1) There is a GW short story about a hot air balloon. What is it called (or even about)? I believe it is in Endangered Species but I am far from certain. In the introduction, GW says something about a writing exercise -- what if something was invented much earlier than it was? Any other story fit this general "writing exercise" format? 2) Reading over the posts, I get a general sense of the novels that are favored, but which collection of shorter works stands ahead from the pack? This is not a call for an offlist poll, unless people want one... 3) As a teen in the mid 1980's, I discovered GW in my local library (in Montreal). I was puzzled because the library had the first three volumes of the Book of the New Sun but not the final volume (it had already been published, at least in hardcover). Years later in another Montreal library, I discovered the same thing - volumes 1-3, but not the finale. Any ideas why or just random circumstances, coincidence? __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Shopping - Send Flowers for Valentine's Day http://shopping.yahoo.com -- --