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Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 09:58:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerry Friedman 
Subject: Re: (urth) Green ain't Lune

--- "Roy C. Lackey"  wrote:
> From: Jerry Friedman 
> Date: Monday, April 08, 2002 3:08 PM
> >My latest theory about what Wolfe may have had in mind: Blue and
> >Green are a double planet orbiting each other with a period of six
> >years (could someone remind me of the cite for that period?)
> "We know that conjunctions with Green occur every sixth year." (OBW,
> 182)
> >This would be consistent with Silkhorn's comment (when he tells us
> >the Gaonese date, somewhere in the first half of OBW) that different
> >towns use different years, which is hard to reconcile with Blue's
> >having a period of about an Earth/Whorl year--you'd think they could
> >all pretty much agree.
> "There is argument about the length of the year here, and how well it
> agrees
> with the year we knew in the Long Sun Whorl, but the difference must be
> slight if there is any . . ." (OBW, 129)

Thanks for both, Roy!  The second one seems to shoot down my 
long-period-satellite theory--and leaves me again with no idea of what
Wolfe might have meant.

Jerry Friedman

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