Re: RARA-AVIS: Grimhaven

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 03 May 2000

PB wrote:

"It is always risky to buy an unauthenticated manuscript. The risks increase when the work was willingly withdrawn by the author. My guess? Any Grimhaven ms circulating now might at best be 50% Willeford. Possibly far less than that. MS, like gossip, tend to take a little from every handler. To buy an "authentic" Xerox copy? Wow! There's provenance for ye!"

Well, I'll grant you I paid too much for my xerox copy, but it certainly reads like Willeford (with numerous bits variations of which showed up in later books), and his voice is offbeat enough I don't see it being particularly easy to imitate.


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