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THX 1138 & Sheri Tepper [message #118811] Tue, 24 September 2013 14:36
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Date: Sat, 9-Mar-85 19:11:16 EST
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Posted: Sat Mar  9 19:11:16 1985
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Summary: 

Two items:

(1) Someone posted a description of THX 1138 that he mistakenly called
UBX.  Wasn't there a book about some kind of aerosol spray called UBX?

(2) I just read _THE SONG OF MAVIN MANYSHAPED_ by Sheri Tepper, a prequel
to the TRUE GAME series.  I found the book better than the TRUE GAME
books.  I think Tepper has learned to write a bit better and to construct
a plot much better.  I reccommend the book.

Going back and reading the TRUE GAME series again, I came up with a couple
of questions.  "Strange are the Talents of Wizards..."  Fine, but what are
they?  Anyone have any guesses?  None of the wizards in the story ever
use any Talents (at least openly) and Winslow never even realized he was
part Wizard.  That at least argues that Wizards have no Talent other than
cunning.

Also, Sorah's prediction at the end of _WIZARD'S ELEVEN_.  I haven't got it
with me at the moment, but any guesses as to the plot it might lead to?
Sounds vaguely like an exorcism, what with book, candle and bell.


					-- Scott Turner
Re: THX 1138 & Sheri Tepper [message #119852 is a reply to message #118811] Thu, 14 March 1985 10:10 Go to previous message
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Originally posted by: brust@hyper.UUCP (Steven Brust)
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Posted: Thu Mar 14 10:10:39 1985
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> Two items:
> 
> (1) Someone posted a description of THX 1138 that he mistakenly called
> UBX.  Wasn't there a book about some kind of aerosol spray called UBX?
> 
	The book is UBIK by Phil Dick.  A must for those who find Dick
tolerable, recommended for everyone else.

> (2) I just read _THE SONG OF MAVIN MANYSHAPED_ by Sheri Tepper, a prequel
> to the TRUE GAME series.  I found the book better than the TRUE GAME
> books.  I think Tepper has learned to write a bit better and to construct
> a plot much better.  I reccommend the book.
> 
> 					-- Scott Turner
I enjoyed the TRUE GAME series quite a bit.  Good, fun adventure fantasy,
with enough interesting ideas to keep my head busy.  She IS, I think,
improving as a writer, but from the beginning she kept you turning the
pages, which is more than I can say for many established pros.
			--SKZB
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