[DWJ] Newly discovered books

Mark Allums mark at allums.com
Mon Aug 6 13:25:43 EDT 2007


Charles Butler wrote:
> Did Scott
> Westerfield, for example, begin with the issue of body image and build a
> story to illustrate the issue? Perhaps - but I doubt it was quite as neat as
> that. 

On the copyright page of _Uglies_, Scott Westerfeld says, "This novel 
was shaped by a series of e-mail exchanges between myself and Ted Chiang 
about his story "Liking What You See: A Documentary."  His input on the 
manuscript was also invaluable.

I take his statement as an affirmative toward the question of "Is it an 
issue book?"

--Mark



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