pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Wed Jul 26 23:34:52 EDT 2000
On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
> There are other books I tend to mix up, too. As I said, I just read
> Catherine Asaro's _Primary Inversion_ and for the first twenty pages
> I was almost certain I was reading Janet Kagan's _Hellspark_: both
> begin with professionals visiting an unfamiliar world, both main
> characters are of a well-known profession or class that is feared
> and respected by ordinary people, both characters have an unexpected
> and intense encounter with a stranger...it was just weird. But all
> that is simply my justification, my explanation to myself for the
> phenomenon, because while I was reading the second book I felt
> certain I had read it all before--this strange overlayering of
> memory, almost.
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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