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From: "Tom Foster" <t.foster2@ntlworld.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Exodus from the Long Sun
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 18:04:10 -0000

Hello everyone!

I tried to post to this group whilst re-reading TBOTLS a couple of months
ago, but was unable to do so for some strange reason.  I read a lot of the
archived discussions back then, but since I have finally got it going, I
thought this might be a good time to introduce myself and make my first

"Michael Andre-Driussi" <mantis@siriusfiction.com> wrote:

> OTOH, Patrick O'Leary (one of the original posters on TBOTLS) some months
> ago told me that he was reading another edition of THE BOOK OF THE LONG
> SUN, I think it was the omnibus edition?  Anyway, he said that the much
> beloved line had been changed from the first person "I" to the third
> person.
> Maybe Patrick was just joking?  I have not yet tracked the text down,
> especially since the idea of such a change makes me sad.

Patrick was quite correct apparently - I just got out my 'Epiphany of the
Long Sun' omnibus edition to check and there it is - on pp608, line 19: "At
that moment Horn burst into the room..."  I have read TBOTLS twice, but both
times I read the individual NEL books rather than the omnibuses, which I
bought recently as the individual books were starting to look tatty. I'm
glad that I read the separate volumes, otherwise this change would probably
have escaped me. I must admit that when I re-read EXODUS, that line really
stood out and did seem out of place somewhat, though I appreciate Wolfe's
reasons for slipping it in, so to speak.

Anyway, I'm hoping that the members of this group might be able to help me
out with a few queries of my own regarding certain events in EXODUS...  I
just need to get them all into a coherent post!


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