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Wold-Newton
Posted by: Anonymous User (---.server.ntli.net)
Date: June 17, 2006 12:15PM

So, one has to wonder. Is Thursday included in Philip Jose Farmer's Wold-Newton family tree somewhere?

On the other hand, & more importantly, Farmer wrote a series of books & stories, explaining how all the great fictional characters lived in the same world & were related to each other. Now countless others regularly add to this mythos. Theoretically, these books must exist in Thursday's world. How to they cope with such complications? Are the Wold-Newton books a busman's holiday for fictional characters? The mind boggles!

Re: Wold-Newton
Posted by: robcraine (83.218.25.---)
Date: June 18, 2006 09:25PM

Lessee.... can't comment on that one specifically, never having heard of PJF... but I think some mention of 'tribute' stories is made somewhere - additional charachters are created, and if they do a good job, and if, for example, the current Oliver Twist should retire then there is a chance for the character who played Oliver in the little known "Oliver II - the Revenge of the Baker" could be asked to step up and fill his boots.

Its just another book.... they don't have to be mutally consistant... or even make sense.

Now... wheter TEA etc are in the Library is another question...

Rob



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Re: Wold-Newton
Posted by: MuseSusan (---.union.edu)
Date: June 20, 2006 07:14AM

Of course TEA etc. are in the library--and a special copy of Godel, Escher, Bach is located beside them to help bookjumpers in dealing with the strange loops that arise when bookjumping into a book that contains the library you started inů


Re: Wold-Newton
Posted by: Puck (---.sfldmidn.dynamic.covad.net)
Date: June 24, 2006 04:02AM

YOU'VE READ GODEL ESCHER BACH TOO!!!

Yay! Isn't it a great book?

<takes a deep, calming breath>

sorry, got a little excited...



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