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From: "Daniel Fusch" <dfusch@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) Loony Presents and Futures
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 22:24:35 PST

Regarding Question # 1:

When Severian is talking with Rudesind in chapter V of TSOTT, they mention 
the theory that Vodalus might hiding "in the forests of Lune." That this 
suggestion is even made suggests that it is, in fact, possible for an Urth 
exultant to hide in the forests of Lune; Rudesind's comment that if Vodalus 
in on Lune, it may be a while before the Autarch catches him--seems to 
suggest that travel from Urth to Lune is difficult...at least to the point 
at which you have trouble landing large search parties there.

That's one possible reading, anyway.

Question #2--I have no idea about this one.


>From: "Jim Henley" <jlhenley@erols.com>
>Reply-To: urth@lists.best.com
>To: urth@lists.best.com
>Subject: (urth) Loony Presents and Futures
>Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 21:42:06 -0500
>Okay, we got three terraformed planets (in the old sense) we know about in
>the solar system: Skuld, Lune and Verdanthi, aka Venus, The Moon and Mars.
>Two questions:
>1) What's going on on those three worlds during the tail end of the Age of
>the Autarchs?
>2) What are the effects of the New Sun on those worlds?
>Frex, might the NS kill all the vegetation on Lune, returning it within a
>couple of centuries or a millenium to the appearance we all know and love?
>Was the terraforming of Skuld possible only with the cooling of the Old
>Sun? Did life on Verdanthi really start to _suck_ as the OS grew weaker
>over the millenia? (It's interesting that while Lune is green, Verdanthi is
>still?/again? red...)
>I'm especially interested in hearing relatively rigorous planetological
>speculation on point 2, but theories on point 1 are more than welcome. Do
>the exultants travel freely between Urth and the other worlds of the solar
>system? Are the other worlds also terminally poor, bitter-end societies
>like we know on Urth? Are they playgrounds for the remnant of "rich"
>humans? Or are they they Checkpoint Charlies of cacogen defense policy?
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