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Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 00:04:39 -0400
From: "Kevin J. Maroney" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Base 9 on the Whorl?

At 10:22 AM 5/14/02, Michael Straight wrote:
>I think this has been pretty well refuted, but oh, how I wish it were
>true.  I really believed it for a minute.  It seemed like such a Wolfean
>idea, him being an engineer and all, and the idea of it being subtly woven
>into all the books as an easter egg is fabulous, and it seems like the
>sort of thing Pas would do.

Wolfe is enough of an engineer that he dislikes hugely impractical ideas. 
Pas might want to impose base 9 on the inhabitants of the Whorl, but Gene 
Wolfe wouldn't let him. :-)
Kevin J.  Maroney | kjm@panix.com | Games are my entire waking life


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