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From: "Alice Turner" <akt@ibm.net>
Subject: (whorl) Re: Digest whorl.v010.n005
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 08:53:35 

Well now, Nigel, let's not get carried away. -Ozma of Oz-, published in the
early years of this century (and a book we're pretty sure Wolfe has read,
given "Eyeflash"), has an underlake bubble-dome city operated by a sort of
hydraulic lift; it had little submarines too. And at least one of the James
Bond movies had something of the sort, complete with baddies, also with
submarines (well, you'd need 'em , wouldn't you?). And have you seen the new
Star Wars movie? A whole underlake city, and drop-dead spectacular.

I was
> interested to note, however, that the story contains a set of baddies who
> work from a secret underwater base hidden in the depths of an inland lake.
> Their hide-out even contains a submarine pen and a submarine to take the
> baddies between the lake shore and their submerged headquarters.
> Hm...
> Remind you of anything Lupine?
> Surely not, it can't be!
> I admit that the idea of "Tintin and the Lake of Sharks" as a possible
> source for "Lake of the Long Sun" is pretty far-fetched, but I thought I'd
> just give it a Whorl...

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