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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 
Subject: RE: (urth) Seventeen
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 09:08:13 -0800

Well, 17 is a big number for Discordians (also 5 and 23).

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From: Michael Straight [mailto:straight@email.unc.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 9:02 AM
To: urth
Subject: (urth) Seventeen

I recently found out that another SF writer is enamored of the number
seventeen: apparently most of Steven Brust's novels have 17 chapters
(starting with the first Dragaera novel, which features a society with 17

So what is it about 17 that Wolfe and Brust (and others?) might latch on
to it?  That it is prime?  Fondness for magazines like Sassy and YM?

Are there older traditions that see importance in the number 17 (like
Christians with 3, 7, and 12?)




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