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From: "Jim Henley" <jhenley@nas-corp.com>
Subject: RE: (whorl) Green's Cover
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 13:22:30 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alastair Reynolds [mailto:areynold@estsa2.estec.esa.nl]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 10:54 AM
> To: whorl@lists.best.com
> Subject: Re: (whorl) Green's Cover
> Alga:
> >
> > Mr. Gethers announced:
> >
> > > The cover of Tor's IN GREEN'S JUNGLES is now viewable
> > > on amazon.com. Jim Burns has, if anything, done an
> > > even more lurid job this time; the Neighbor looks like
> > > one of Vance's Pnume, or Phung, or whatever.
> >You would certainly remove the cover if you planned
> to read the book
> > in a public place.
> Perhaps there should be a law saying that all lurid covers should be
> printed on the back with something sober and respectable - "10 secrets
> of success in business management" or something, so they can reversed
> for use in public.
> Wolfe's a difficult one though isn't he -
> the writing is of such excellent literary merit that you feel he
> ought to have a nice, tasteful up-market cover with no
> horrible SF things
> on it -  on the other hand, his work is crammed full of nifty
> stuff for artists to illustrate...

Since one of the things literature does is help us see through false value
systems, why not start with this one? A fear of being seen reading a book
with "lurid covers" is prissy. And I mean that in the nicest possible way.



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