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Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 16:52:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Phoebe Davis 
Subject: RE: (urth) The Progeny

Enjoy Gentle will track down Erickson.  Jonathan Carroll is a treasure as is Dan Simmons
and James Blaylock.  I thought King Rat by Mieville was a better read if not as dense as
Perdido St.  Certainly Neal Gaiman, Pat Murphy, would include Sherri Tepper's early work.

The one writer that I've ever felt compares with Wolfe on several levels is Tim Powers.
Powers is Roman Catholic, "Declare" is his latest and probably the most emblematic of
that.  I believe Nick mentions that book in his Washington Post article on GW.  Powers'
writing style while not identical to Wolfe is elegant and dense.  When I owned my own SF
bookstore, I must have sold 40 copies of "Last Call" in hardcover. Last Call was followed
by Expiration Date and Earthquake Weather.  


--- Dan'l Danehy-Oakes  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?
> H'mmm. I guess some of this depends on what you mean by 
> "younger generation." Many of the '60s/'70s "New Wave" 
> writers are technically younger than Wolfe. I'll assume
> you mean someone who came along after, say, William Gibson.
> Unfortunately my chronology isn't that good, right through
> here, so you'll have to excuse me if I stumble on this.
> Some names that might go into a reasonable hat -- people
> who, while not "imitation Wolfe" in any sense, share at
> least one or two of the virtues that I associate with 
> Wolfe:
> o Karen Joy Fowler
> o Neil Gaiman
> o Peter Hamilton
> o China Miéville
> o Pat Murphy
> o Matt Ruff
> o Mary Doria Russell
> o Robert J. Sawyer
> o Connie Willis 
> o David Zindell
> Just some thoughts...
> --Blattid
> --

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