Jim Fehlinger wrote:
> I suppose. Marion Zimmer Bradley does it too. There are two ways of
> looking at this: 1) as an homage to "the master"; 2) as a conspicuous
> lack of originality on the part of the influencee...
Oh no Jim, do assume intentional homage to J.R.R.T. In my own fiction
work I have place many subtle references to Hofstadter, for instance,
in an effort to *celebrate* and call attention to him and his work, such as
one found in this sentence regarding Hofstadter and self referencing paradox.