FIND in
<--prev V11 next-->

From: Alex David Groce <Alex_Groce@gs246.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Pretty impressive, Alex
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 16:26:31 

John Clute wrote:

>Still trying to get a chronological sort on what's been said and where in 
>this list.
>        Noticed the reference to Moses. How old is this list? My own 
>reference to Silk as Moses was written in 1996, for a _NYRSF_ review of 
>_Exodus from the Long Sun_ . I didn't credit anyone, or any pattern of 
>thought, for the image--and would have, had I known I was stirring a broth 
>that had already been cooked.
>        Not that being the first to think something is the same as being 
>the first to think it well--but one of the reasons I joined WHORL was to 
>try to keep from reinventing the wheel. 

>John C

You definitely had the idea before I did--I didn't read Long Sun until
well after Exodus had been published (had to dodge spoilers on this
list for a while).  While I agree with Nutria that there are a lot of
"imitation of Christ" elements to Silk's story, ignoring the Moses
element in a series that ends with a book called Exodus is unwise.

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
Alex David Groce (agroce+@cs.cmu.edu)
Ph.D. Student, Carnegie Mellon University - Computer Science Department
8112 Wean Hall (412)-268-3066

*This is WHORL, for discussion of Gene Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun.
*More Wolfe info & archive of this list at http://www.moonmilk.com/whorl/
*To leave the list, send "unsubscribe" to whorl-request@lists.best.com
*If it's Wolfe but not Long Sun, please use the URTH list: urth@lists.best.com

<--prev V11 next-->