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From: "Roy C. Lackey" 
Subject: Re: (urth) years
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 03:10:51 -0500

Date: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 12:21 AM
Marc wrote:

>>Hey Roy, that was the big thing I was asking before:
Three years have passed for the narrator, but only two have passed for the
people on Blue ( I think).  If we want to, we can see this as a true
distortion of time: Horn is dying about a year after he leaves home on
then he is sent back a year in the past into Silk's body, so that he is in
places at once - in other words, Silk was already in trouble, and maybe
already Horn, when Horn asked Mucor to find him, possibly making her
appearance in Return to the Whorl at the Same time that she looked for Silk
On Blue's Waters, and giving us ample evidence of time travel.<<

No, that won't work. Hyacinth was still alive when Horn asked Mucor to find
Silk. (OBW, 95) She was dead when Mucor made her visit to Blood's ruined
house in RTTW. Also, it is the narrator who says that he had been gone
almost two years in RTTW, as I noted earlier. Silkhorn elsewhere (OBW, 293)
muddies the water by saying that he told Seawrack that if he wasn't back
with the lander to Pajarocu within a month to assume he was dead, and that:
"It has been nearly two years now, I believe. More, perhaps."



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