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On Wed, 30 May 2001, Andreas Johansson wrote:

> Roger Mills wrote:
> >My questions exactly.  As Yoon Ha herself knows, we tend to assume everyone
> >is male until proven otherwise ;-)
>
> Do we? I can recall several occasions of me believing an author to be female
> for half a book or more, and only then discover he was actually male, but I
> can't seem to remember any example of the opposite thing. This only seems to
> work for authors tho' - there's been more than one I-novel whose feminine
> narrator I've thought to be male for the first few pages, but can't think of
> any example of the other way around.

Depends on the person, doesn't it?  :-p  If there's an I-novel, over 80%
of the time I assume the wrong sex, be it male or female ("other" for the
purposes of this discussion doesn't count).  :-(  If only I had stats on
whether I've read more female I-novels (or stories) or male ones.

YHL