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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 12:14:54 +0100
Subject: Re: (urth) 5HC inclusion

On 11/04/2002 04:36:56 maa32 wrote:

[Advance warning, this is probably trivial nonsense  ;-) ]

>Too bad there are 12 novels in the Sun series (for sure): it screws up
the 11
>stations of the Kaballah tree!  Damn you, Urth of the New Sun! Hey, a
>The Briah cycle!  The trees are inescapable. I'll shut up now.


 5 + 4 + 3 which is neat.

Except that 4 + 1 + 4 + 3 ain't so.

But if we're counting, what's 'A Novel'?  If asked I'd have said that
TBotNS was a novel in four volumes, TUotNS in one, TBotLS in four and
TBotSS in three.

So 1 + 1 + 1 + 1

One might argue (although I would not) that Severian and Silk = 5 + 7.

In each multi volume case there's a contiguity of narative that makes them
single entities.  Contrast with Le Guin's Earthsea which I'd say was three
(now four) novels becasue although they all feature Ged, and in the first
'trilogy' he's the protagonist, they are not contiguous.



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