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Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 20:38:25 -0400
From: ymeynard@globetrotter.qc.ca (Yves Meynard)
Subject: (urth) Nitpick re: Vance and prehistoric star travel

It was recently mentioned on this list that Jack Vance has prehistoric
humans traveling to the stars in three of his novels. While this is
correct, I'd like to point out that only in "Space Opera" is there a claim
of an ancient starfaring civilization on Earth (from Wales, iirc). In both
_Star King_ and the _Tschai_ novels, prehistoric humans were taken from
Earth by an alien starfaring civilization and dropped off on another
planet, which neatly sidesteps the entire "then where are the remains of
their industrial infrastructure?" issue.

I doubt this hypothesis would work with 5HC, though who knows?

Yves Meynard


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