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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 
Subject: RE: (urth) Newt's main referent
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 12:41:12 -0700

Alga wrote:

> 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).

According to http://web2.iadfw.net/tharvia/charts/worldcons.gif,
there have been two Worldcons held in Atlanta. One of them was
in 1986 and so fits pretty well with what you've described. 

Gingrich's SF novel, 1945, was published in 1995.



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