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From: "Andy Robertson" 
Subject: Re: (urth) For Jerry- a response
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 15:34:00 -0000

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From: "Jerry Friedman" 
> With light-bending space warps and gravity control, you could make a case
> for anything you want:

Yeah, yeah, yeah.   But the fundamental thing about SF is how it feels.

Science fiction is myth-making, not rationality.

The Whorl is a BDO, a human-made thing, a Generation Starship like the one
in "Orphans Of the Sky", with nothing numinous about it.   Its gods are
fake.   It has no business transgressing the bounds of the universe.

The Ship is quite different.

You can't judge SF on the basis of science.   But you can judge it on the
basis of its own internal mythology and history.



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