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Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 17:23:37 -0500
From: James Jordan 
Subject: Re: (urth) Does Gene Wolfe read Cordwainer Smith?

At 01:11 PM 9/9/2002, you wrote:

>Actually I can see that he might not like the religious themes involved.
>They are powerful and fundamental to the science fiction, but they are not
>particularly conventionally Catholic: more Teilard de Chardan.

That's often said, but I'm not at all sure of it. My impression is that 
this notion started up out of people who were not much aware of Teilhard, 
and found him kind of like Smith, etc. I've never read that Linebarger 
actually read Teilhard de Chardin.
         Smith is pretty orthodox, allowing for SF conventions, IMO. If 
Wolfe doesn't groove on Smith, it is likely stylistic.



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