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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 
Subject: RE: (urth) PEACE: the office of Dr. Van Ness (again!)
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 09:17:31 -0800

Roy quoted Mantis ...

> >I am putting forth the option of 0% puppetry and 0% solipsism.  The 
> >trade off is 100% time travel.  (And unlike Billy Pilgrim of 
> >SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, Weer's travel is =not= paradox free.)

... and wrote ... 

> Halfheartedly I parry: didn't Wolfe write somewhere that 
> PEACE was originally published as a "mainstream" novel; that 
> it was not labeled (or marketed) as "fantasy", as is the case
> with my Berkley paperback? Is time travel allowed in mainstream
> fiction?

Pedantically I riposte: Time travel of the variety Mantis 
describes occurs in at least one mainstream novel, 
SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, which, to the best of my knowledge, has 
_never_ been labelled or marketed as science fiction or 

--Blattid, pedantic to the last hiss


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