Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Wed Aug 23 04:20:21 EDT 2000

On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Sally Odgers wrote:

> > rub me the wrong way. Leonardo da Vinci being a stranded time
> > traveller, for instance, although it's nice that that's only a
> > speculation and not undeniable truth.
> This isn't the only book that "explains" Leonardo that way. Robert
> Heinlein's THE DOOR INTO SUMMER does it as well and I'm almost sure
> there's another one... can't remember anything about it, but it's
> just an impression I have. 

On reflection, I've realised that it's not so much the idea of a
stranded time traveller being Leonardo da Vinci that annoys me, as the
idea that it's that particular character who is Leonardo da Vinci.
He's doesn't *deserve* to be Leonardo da Vinci.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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