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.