Re: virus: UFO meme

Fri, 28 Jun 1996 17:56:41 -0600

>Did you read "The Postman" by Brin? Great book! Especially if you're living
>in Oregon!

Yeah! I agree! Strangely enough, I read "The Postman" in close (temporal)
proximity to "Swan's Song" by Robert R. McKammon (sp?). They're the same
book in a number of respects. The similairities are uncanny, e.g. there's
an evil General by the name of ... just blanked on the name, but it's the
same in both novels. The difference is that "The Postman" is science
fiction (the operative science being sociology) and "Swan's Song" is a
fantasy novel in a post appocalyptic setting.

Question: What's "The Postman" got to do with the UFO/Alien meme thread? -KMO

Department of Philosophy * 435 GCB * University of Missouri * Columbia * MO

"The very thought of acknowledging variable numbers will send every Quinean
into veritable paroxysms of ontological anxiety." -- Jack Nelson, from a
review of H.W. Noonan's Objects and Identity in Philosophical Topics, v.
13, no. 1 (p. 181).