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From: "Kevin J. Maroney" <kmaroney@crossover.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) new book
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 13:07:30 

At 10:42 AM 11/24/98 +0100, Al wrote:
>What's the betting it'll turn into a tetrology like TBOTNS? (According to
>the Castle of the Otter, the planned third and final volume got too large
>and they had to split it).

I wouldn't bet on that. Given Wolfe's habit of writing the entire series
(in draft) before submitting the manuscript for the first volume--which he
did with both _New Sun_ and _Long Sun_, if I recall correctly--and the fast
turnaround on the _Short Sun_ books, I'd bet that _Return to the Whorl_ is
somewhere close to its final form already. 

>I'm very happy as while I was in Devon a week or so back (for Milford!), I
>found all four volumes of TBOTNS in the original UK paperbacks - a bit
>dog-eared and faded, but with the wonderfully evocative Bruce Pennington 
>cover paintings, which have always defined my mind's eye view of Wolfe's 

I believe those are Wolfe's favorite covers, as well. Certainly they're

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