From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: (urth) Uther Uthers Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 10:09:07 -0700 First, I want to chime in agreement for the Ted Chiang collection. Reading it was like having my head blown off several times with small weapons fire. Astonishing writing about crazed events. Second ... If you care to look backwards in time a bit, you might try James Branch Cabell. His writing is just a wee bit more mannered than Wolfe's, but quite good, and he was playing with timewalkers and the logical and illogical consequences thereof before science fiction even had a name or independent existence . Not all his books are brilliant, but anything you're likely to come across without haunting antiquarian shops will be good. A quick scope of Amazon.com shows that his two -- not necessarily "best" but sort of foundational books -- are both in print from Dover, and available as a twosome deal from Amazon. Oh, yeah. The titles are FIGURES OF EARTH and JURGEN, the latter of which got Cabell temporary fame as a cause celebre when it was tried for obscenity around 1920, and caused him grief forever after because everything he wrote from then on was compared to it. --Blattid _________________________________________________________________ Help STOP SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=features/junkmail --