From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: RE: (urth) contra Summa contra Marcus Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 09:41:19 -0800 Matthew Malthouse interjects a bit of realism to the discussion: > ... we have a contradiction between celestial mechanics and > narrative. It's fiction, not history, so narrative is our > only evidence and it would appear that celestial mechanics > can go hang. ;-) Bravo. The play's the thing -- or, rather, the novel is. Wolfe may be following yet another basic convention of science fiction: when physical reality conflicts with a compelling storyline, and you can't reconcile the two, wave your hands and make the physical reality go away. It's all about the story. --Blattid --