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Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 16:54:14 -0700
From: Michael Andre-Driussi 
Subject: (urth) PEACE: Venus sans arms

Andy Robertson quoted me and wrote:
>> (Still hunting for another source to that wonderful "Venus di Milo" story!
>> So haunting, since I all-but-swore that I'd seen it before, somewhere,
>> before reading PEACE . . . )
>A Lafferty story?????

Intriguing notion! I haven't read much Lafferty, he exists in one of my
blindspots, but it is possible.  APOCALYPSES, perhaps?  Not that
collection, STRANGE DOINGS, I don't think . . . certainly not ANNALS OF
KLEPSIS, nor "900 Grandmothers," nor "Continued on Next Rock."

The story in PEACE is about how the statue we call Venus di Milo is a
forgery, in that it is not as old as it is thought to be, nor is it Venus.
The fellows who "found" it in the cave (by the sea?) sold it to the
(English?) gentlemen, and then they offered to sell him the arms, as well,
but he declined.

Something like that.

(It does seem like something Lafferty would do, sheesh!)



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