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Re: Elantris Paperback
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2006, 12:47:32 AM »
Yah, I hear he's especially keen of arrangments featuring nasturtiums and snapdragons. Indeed, I am most curious to see what other forays into commercial endorsement he has in mind. ;)
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« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2006, 01:56:19 AM »
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Manning wrote a book?  A sci-fi book?  What's it called?  I was a linguistics major, and I had him for syntax.  Tough class, but he never assigned a sci-fi book for it.  Now I'm interested.


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Manning wrote a sci-fi book called Supposition Error. IIRC, it's less about the story, and more about trying to teach the reader about his first love: the Peircean paradigm. It was required reading when I took Ling 330 from him about ten years ago.

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Re: Elantris Paperback
« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2006, 10:17:05 PM »
Certainly sounds like snoresville.  My condolences.

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Re: Elantris Paperback
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2006, 11:40:01 PM »
Hey!  I remember that book.  I "won" it at one of the first LTUEs I ever went to I think.  I remember liking it but thinking it was a major ripoff of startrek, self-referential, but still a rip-off.  Fortunately, I liked Star Trek.
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« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2006, 12:12:35 AM »
Sounds about right. Manning is a major Trekkie. Of the original kind. He used to teach in class about how the characters in the original series fit into a two-tiered Peircean triangle. He's convinced that every group of characters that work will fit into this paradigm: LoTR, Harry Potter, Star Trek, etc . . .

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« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2006, 02:22:49 AM »
yeah, I got the first season of Survivor explained that way. Also how Friends was incomplete because it only had 6 people and was lacking the crucial 7th.
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« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2006, 01:07:35 PM »
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Also how Friends was incomplete because it only had 6 people and was lacking the crucial 7th.

Ah, that explains why the show only lasted ten seasons near the top of the ratings.
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