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Topic: MULTIVERSE

From: Sean M. Brooks
Location: Lawrence, MA
Date: 03/08/2012

Dear Mr. Bear:

I'm very pleased you and Mr. Dozois are editing a memorial volume in honor of your late father in law Poul Anderson called MULTIVERSE. And to be released next Fall.

I did wonder why Sandra Miesel was not in the list of contributors. She is well known not only as a writer in her own right but also as a shrewd and perceptive commentator on the works of Poul Anderson. An essay from her for MULTIVERSE would have been natural!

Sincerely, Sean M. Brooks

Re: MULTIVERSE

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/07/2012

She would certainly have contributed critical acumen. But this is a collection of original stories by authors heavily influenced by Poul, set in Poul's universes. As such, I look forward to Ms. Miesel's judgments on how well they've succeeded!

Re: MULTIVERSE

From: Sean M. Brooks
Location: Lawrence, MA
Date: 04/07/2012

Dear Mr. Bear:

I agree, once you pointed it out, that MULTIVERSE is meant to be a collection of stories in honor of Poul Anderson by setting them in the universes he created. Not a volume of commentary analyzing the works of your father in law.

All the same, a separate volume devoted solely to commentary on PA's works seems to be a good idea as well. And one in which an essay from Sandra Miesel makes sense. I hope something like that is done in the near future.

Sincerely, Sean M. Brooks

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