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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 08:17:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: (urth) For Jerry- a response

On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, maa32 wrote:

> distance for him is no more real than one of space.  The ancient and old 
> images imply that it is from a long, long time ago.  The distance is real 
> because the universe has moved so much since then.  

The universe has moved, but it's not moving faster than light, which it
would have to in order to be able to see the old red sun in the sky of

I think the only way you can reconcile this detail with the idea that Blue
is Urth is to say that Silk/Horn was mistaken when he tried to point out
the Red Sun of Urth, that he simply didn't know he was going back in time
rather than to a different solar system.  (And note that at the time
Silk/Horn points out the Red Sun in the sky, he's saying all sorts of odd
things to try to get Juganu to take him to Urth -- he goes on for several
paragraphs about all the women who are waiting, of how grateful the women
prisoners of the Matchin Tower would be to someone coming to rescue them,

However, I think the better explanation is that Silk/Horn is right, and
that the Urth solar system is far away and not the same system as



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