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Re: Worldken bard Poul Anderson in deathstead (not a funny)

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Thursday, August 2, 2001, 14:20
On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, John Cowan wrote:

> Yoon Ha Lee scripsit: > > > <sardonic g> I noticed that sort of slipstream wordage in Greg > > Bear's _Queen of Angels_ and "Hardfought." I found it more annoying > > than endearing...there are authors who can *do* things like that and > > it's enchanting, but.... > > No, no. Bear is nowise to be blamed for either the Ander-Saxonisms > or the Latinisms left behind. It was I and no other who overcarried > (most of) the work into Ander-Saxon; Bear wrote plain Modern English.
<puzzled look> I see. I was confused because I got what looked like the exact same message, Ander-Saxonisms/Latinisms included (Ander?), ostensibly from Greg Bear, in my emailbox, along with some notices to the same effect from the SFWA. So when I saw the message on conlang as well, I assumed it was Bear's. Or perhaps I misread the subject line? But I remember being puzzled at getting a message from Greg Bear until I remembered my contact info was in the SFWA directory, etc. Strangeness. YHL