[DWJ] question about Power of Three
arykiy at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 06:55:16 EDT 2013
It may well be worth trying, at least, so thanks for suggesting and not
spoiling it :)
On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 6:05 AM, Elizabeth Parks <henx19 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Family Tree by Sheri Tepper comes to mind as a book where some of the
> characters are not exactly what you think they are, but I'm also not sure I
> want to say more should I spoil the book. I read it as a teenager, and it
> worked very well for me (blew my mind as it were). I'm not sure if I read
> it now it would work as well for me on several levels. I read Power of
> Three as a child and reread it a few years ago (I've read it at least five
> times). The twist isn't as twisty, but it still just works on some level.
> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Philip Belben <philip at axeside.co.uk>
> > I always assumed that it came from the Scandinavian versions of Elves and
> >>> hidden folk. From memory, doesn't the human man find them at the
> >>> crossroads
> >>> on midsummer evening? And then give them help with an Impossible
> Task? I
> >>> need to reread Power of Three, I always loved it. I loved that aha
> >>> when you realised that our heroes were not *humans* in some other
> >>> world, but hidden folk in our world...
> >> Actually, I was wondering about this lately myself - are there other
> >> out there which have the same twist, where what seem to be secondary
> >> humans actually turn out to be "real" world non-humans? The trouble is,
> >> getting any answers to the question would spoil the books, and, as Gin
> >> says, it's such a nice moment that I wouldn't really want to have it
> >> spoiled!
> > In which case it's just as well I can't remember the title. I have in
> > mind a short story, probably by Asimov, in which there is the inevitable
> > first contact between humans and ETs. We are kept in the dark right up
> > the last page as to which is which. Of course, first time readers will
> > think that the protagonist's species is human, but in fact they are the
> > ETs...
> > In fact I think I've read other first contact stories that attempt to do
> > similar thing, but none so successfully.
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Hulduf%C3%B3lk<
> > Now that is weird!
> > Philip.
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