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 Post subject: Tim Powers Q&A #7
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 10:55 am 
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ONBC: Before reading your book, I always thought of the Fountain of Youth as something beautiful, a great place with no side effects except maybe living forever. You gave it an evil connotation. It seems punishment for trying to cheat death. Any reason?

Tim: It just seemed to me that the idea of a "Fountain of Youth" would have to be bad, really! I must be a pessimist. It's like -- it seems "too good to be true." There's gonna be a catch. Every trick that promises to avoid death seems to have a whiff of "deal with the devil" in it!



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 Post subject: Re: Tim Powers Q&A #7
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 11:16 am 
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I still want to visit!


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 Post subject: Re: Tim Powers Q&A #7
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 3:10 pm 
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Buster wrote:
I still want to visit!

Me too, but without the consequences Tim mentioned. :biggrin:



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 Post subject: Re: Tim Powers Q&A #7
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 4:01 pm 
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I think no matter what I would always be the one trying to check out this Fountain even knowing there must be a serious downside. I mean, you know, it's the apple from the tree of knowledge deal all over again. You look around, you think, hey -- maybe I should give it a try? What do I have to lose? No guarantees in safety perhaps.

I absolutely loved the whole territory of the Fountain anyway. The ultimate scary ride, spooky house, etc. And I think the story demanded that threat, keep us on the edge of our seat stuff.



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 Post subject: Re: Tim Powers Q&A #7
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:56 am 
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Me too. :grin:



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 Post subject: Re: Tim Powers Q&A #7
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 8:02 am 
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I might not be a pessimist, but I am a skeptic! I'd be wondering "what's the catch?", too. :lol:



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