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From: Jim Jordan <jbjordan@gnt.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) Time
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 20:19:23 

[Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works]

<excerpt>At 02:18 PM 2/2/98 -0500, you wrote: 


<excerpt> I'm as yet unable to track down the reference, but I'm
<italic>sure </italic>that the text mentions somewhere that the people of
Sev's  era have evolved quite a bit from the <italic>Homo Sapiens Sapiens
</italic>that we know today.  Or maybe it's in one of Wolfe's essays. 
Anyway, this could support the FAR future setting for  The Book...if only
I could track it down.  Of course, I've been looking for the "Coke bottle
beaches" reference for some time too.  Methinks the hour is anon for
another reading.



</excerpt>	While I don't recall any particular reference, the ability of
these people to sustain pain under torture implied to me, in my first
reading, that they had developed beyond where people are today in some

	Of course, we also know that people have been engineered....


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