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From: "Roy C. Lackey" 
Subject: Re: (urth) 5HC a good introduction to wolfe? (was WashingtonPost article)
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 19:26:23 -0500

Date: Monday, April 15, 2002 12:00 PM
Dan'l wrote:

>More: you are to think that he is an n-th generation clone of our own
>beloved Gene Wolfe. (I believe it was John Clute who gave a canonical
>list of arguments for that being Number Five's real name.) The name is
>quite fitting, too: the clone-series that includes Five, Maitre, and
>the original of Mr. Million, is clearly a series of vicious predators
>upon their fellow humans who use genetic manipulation to acheive their
>ends -- that is, Number Five is a gene wolf. Gene, of course, is short
>for "Eugene," well-born: that is exactly what Number Five is _not_. He
>is simply gene, born. Etc., etc. This is full of the kind of play that
>would delight Derrida if he could ever bring himself to read American

Even if what you wrote isn't true, it ought to be. That's brilliant.



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