[DWJ] Monthly Read-Along
philip at axeside.co.uk
Thu Nov 7 04:22:08 EST 2013
> We are reading Howl's Moving Castle; also "No One" found in (Warlock at the
> Wheel, Everard's Ride and Minor Arcana) and "Dragon Reserve Home Eight"
I've rather dropped out of the read-along, but I'd just like to put my
bit in and say I really love DWJ's AI characters. No One, of course,
and Elio in Time City.
Few writers really do distinctive AI characters as well as she does.
Clifford Simak? Iain Banks? I can't think of any others.
Dragon Reserve Home Eight, on the other hand, has a special place for me
not just because of the metallivorous dragons (which are splendid), but
because it was the first place I encountered the word "manifold" meaning
"multiverse". "Manifold" is a much nicer word for it, but AFAIK the
only other writer who uses it this way is Stephen Baxter.
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