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Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 09:31:11 -0700
From: Michael Andre-Driussi 
Subject: RE: (urth) Shadowy reflections on an amazing article

Blattid quoted and wrote:
>> Wow.  So you might be in the market for a (U.S.S.) Monitor as
>> the Minotaur, eh?
>More plausible than you might think. The famous Civil War ironclad
>battle was not, as often reported between the Monitor and the
>Merrimac, but between the USS Monitor and a scuttled Federal ship
>whose name had been Merrimack -- with a K -- that had been converted
>into the CSS Virginia.
>Virginia. Land of virgins. And who were the Young Man trying to
>rescue? H'mmmm...

Ah come on, blattid--I =wrote= that essay (published 9 years ago, fwiw),
and now you're just spoiling all the fun for Jerry Friedman's voyage of

I am not kidding: there is a world of wonder in just examining the stories
from the brown book.


Sirius Fiction
booklets on Gene Wolfe, John Crowley


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