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From: CRCulver@aol.com
Subject: Re:  Re: (urth) Of lost books and millenia
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 16:39:10 

[Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works]

>Two, Severian has some sort of depth-perception problem (sorry, can't recall
the technical term) which causes him Somehow to confuse left/right/east/west

THe idea that Severian is spatially dyslexic has arisen before. I believe the
example used then is how he got lost on the Ship even when he had the correct
directions and remembered them perfectly.

>One, Urth's magnetic poles have flip-flopped, thus North and South have
taken on the opposite meaning that we are accustomed to.<

According to estimates I have heard. This would take at least 100,000 years.

Christopher R. Culver <crculver@aol.com>
"Ignorance, that light of fools steers a wayward path"
-Brendan Perry

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