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From: "Alice K. Turner" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Newt's main referent
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 22:39:00 -0400

From:  rostrum

> On Sun, 1 Sep 2002, Alice K. Turner wrote:
> > Good call, Nick. Some major convention (WorldCon, I guess) was held in,
> > think, Atlanta in the 80s and Newt, for reasons that I think had to do
> > Bruce Sterling, was the banquet speaker.
> Also, at the time, Newt was one of the most famous science-fiction writers
> in America (along with William Shatner and, arguably, Stephen King).

No, I'm almost certain that this was before his novel was published, though
it was in the works, and Sterling would have known of it. I can't remember
the name of the novel, so can't check it out against dates--there's a lot of
Newt stuff on Amazon. Just wanted to note that I thought Nick was on the
right track. (But sf die-hards can surely check the con date--if I am
correct that it was a WorldCon--the Newt pub date and the Wolfe pub date).



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