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TL;DR? - Mirror of Ambrose
James Enge

Date: 2012-08-01 13:35
Subject: TL;DR?
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Rene Sears interviewed me for today's edition of the Pyr newsletter, Pyr-A-Zine, in which I sound off on political systems in fantasy, history (true or feigned), what is and is not a trilogy, and the proper way to eat a sandwich through your nose. (Well, everything except that last part.)
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User: jamesenge
Date: 2012-08-17 08:20 (UTC)
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Yes, that was definitely one of the things that was in my mind as I wrote. (And its prequel, "The Day Before the Revolution".) The more I learn about ancient civilization, the less I'm convinced that "custom" would be an advance on written law--it's always been the other way around. But UKL confronts boldly many of the key issues that would have to be resolved if an anarchy were to work, even as a plausible mental experiment.

Plus it's a marvelous novel of particular people and intellectual adventure. There haven't been many novels that good in the history of sf/f... and Le Guin wrote most of the others.

I'm afraid GUILE isn't in that league--just adventure fantasy. But I hope it doesn't disappoint.
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