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Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 09:10:37 -0500
Subject: Re: (urth) pandora
From: Adam Stephanides 

Interesting post by Marc.  I didn't find any of the subtleties in PANDORA
that Marc did; the few "clues" I did notice seemed to me to be just
affectations leading nowhere.  It struck me as being basically just a murder
mystery, and not a particularly good one, either.  Furthermore, I was
repelled by the misogyny in the portrayal of Holly's mother (unlike Marc, I
wasn't put off by Holly, but she didn't erase the bad taste left by her
mother).  If it hadn't been written by Wolfe, I might have filed it away in
my mind as "mildly diverting"; as it was, it was a severe disappointment.

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (iirc) said there had been speculation
that PANDORA was actually written early in Wolfe's career.  Can anyone
confirm or deny this?



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