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From: "Rory" 
Subject: Re: (urth) American gods 
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 23:07:34 -0400

Hi, all--

This is my first post in years.  I've enjoyed being on the list again.

When I got my copy of American Gods autographed, I asked Mr. Gaiman about
Mr. Wolfe (not knowing, at that point, anything about the epilogue).  He
told me to look for the line, and when I asked him what it was from, to the
best of my recollection he said "that Christmas story."  I asked if he meant
"The War Beneath The Tree" and he said yes, but I am at a loss to find any
matching lines of dialogue.  He did look rather done in, so perhaps his
memory was on the fritz.  However, this may help someone out there to find
it; I spent the better part of the evening looking through stories to no


----- Original Message -----
From: "Phoebe Davis" 
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: (urth) American gods

> I found a text line that seems quite lupine but a line of dialogue?  I
reread the
> postscript (which I'm sure is what Gaiman means by the epilogue) several
times and can't
> say I recognize anything from a particular Wolfe book but found 2
> "They said it was a good place for men, but a bad place for gods."
> "He was me, yes. But I am not him."
> Gaiman is another of my favorites, as is Tim Powers.
> Phoebe
> --- DhSunanda@aol.com wrote:
> > In his Acknowledgements, Neil Gaiman writes:
> >
> > "I took the best line of dialogue in the epilogue from Gene Wolfe, to
> > my thanks"
> > (Headline, UK paperback edition)
> >
> > Any ideas which line, and where (assuming a published source) it came
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Sunanda.
> >
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