On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Tucker wrote: @> >The second Thomas Covenant series; there was definitely good stuff in @> >there, but if I see the words "argent" or "extravagant" one more time, I @> >swear I am going to rip Donaldson's kidneys out. @> @> http://www.ansible.co.uk/Ansible/plotdev.html @> See the section on 'Clench Racing' in particular. @> (A game for one to six people. Take a Covenant book, and try to find some @> form of the word 'clench' as fast as you can.) Actually, this is an interesting article even without that game. I believe I'm going to steal the phrase "contemptible gaseous claptrap" from it. And,of course, there's always a good time to be had making fun of Lin Carter.  Although I mostly disagree with him about Susan Cooper.   I /do/ agree with him about the Claw of the Conciliator.