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Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 09:26:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: (urth) Blues vs Greens

On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Andrew Bollen wrote:

> Blue and Green whorls had me thinking of Blue & Green factions in the
> Roman & Byzantine worlds.

Wow.  How is it I've never heard of this?  What years would this be?
Extremely fascinating!

> Finally: did Wolfe have a story years ago about an Army experiment
> gone wrong - a group of men isolated for a long period, splitting into
> two parties (Blue & Green?) and fighing each othee to the death?

You're thinking of "When I Was Ming the Merciless."  I believe that in the
story there were four colors--Yellow, Blue, Green, and Red--and that the
color divisions were an original part of the experiment.  "Ming" was, I
think, part of the Yellow group.



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