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From: "Andy Robertson" <andywrobertson@clara.co.uk>
Subject: Re: (whorl) more on time
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 23:57:36 -0000

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From: "maa32" <maa32@dana.ucc.nau.edu>
> of Return to the Whorl.  An anchor keeps you in one place. My theory here
> touches on the idea that Blue and Urth do not exist at the same time, and
> vast distance that separates the red sun whorl from Blue is one of time
> INSTEAD of space (except for the space that the planets have traveled
> the universe in that great expanse of time).

Do you know, I almost believe this.

It would be a parallel with Severian's time-warping experiences on The
Ship -

Wolfe obviously understands enough relativity to know that FTL travel and
time travel are the same thing.     The Ship, leaving this space-time
continuum for a higher one, returns to this one at an earlier time.

Moreover there is a long tradition in Catholic theology, going back to
Boethius, of God being "outside time"   (just another example of the fact
that the roots of modern physics are partly set in medaeval theology)

As Severian moves toward he nature of God he gains some of this ability, to
walk the corridors of time.

But if Blue is Ushas in very fact, why is the biology so different?

    Andy R

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