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Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 08:11:58 -0800
From: Matthew Weber 
Subject: Re: (urth) The Progeny

At 07:50 AM 2/28/03 -0800, you wrote:

>GW has been producing excellent works for 30 years now
>and his writing has deserved the (minute) attention we
>give it.
>Who, of the "younger" generation, might compare?
>PS - a random rave months ago about Jeff Vandermeer on
>this list is much appreciated.  He's great!
>Any thoughts on Steven Erikson or Mary Gentle?
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I'm reading Steven Erikson right now, and I'm having a great time with him, 
but I wouldn't put him anywhere near GW's level as a writer.  His 
world-building and plotting are impressive, and the books are very engaging 
& entertaining, but when all's said & done they're fairly standard epic 
fantasy (though with more moral ambiguity than your standard Tolkien knockoff).

Matthew Weber
Curatorial Assistant
Music Library
University of California, Berkeley

Great men are not always wise.
         The Holy Bible (The Old Testament):  _The Book of Job_, chapter 
32, verse 9


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