Nebula Awards OT

rohina at rohina at
Wed May 15 11:27:59 EDT 2002

> On the others:  _The Tower at Stony Wood_ is probably my favorite of
> McKillip's recent novels (the ones that are appearing, like little 
> jewels,in small-sized hardcover).  As I told Hallie privately, my 
> great sorrow is
> that I'm no longer connecting emotionally with her books like I 
> used to.
> She's writing what she wants, and she's doing it beautifully, but 
> that's all
> they are to me.  It's sad.  This is still a very good book, though 
> I have
> been arguing with my SFWA friend about whether this is Rapunzel 
> (her theory)
> or the Lady of Shalott (mine).  

I think it is both. There are also elements of the Scottish/Irish story
of the seal wife.

I am curious about your comment about emotional connection, because I
found this book utterly absorbing. Did you think it was souless?


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