From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: RE: (urth) Seventeen Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 09:08:13 -0800 Well, 17 is a big number for Discordians (also 5 and 23). -----Original Message----- From: Michael Straight [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 9:02 AM To: urth Subject: (urth) Seventeen I recently found out that another SF writer is enamored of the number seventeen: apparently most of Steven Brust's novels have 17 chapters (starting with the first Dragaera novel, which features a society with 17 "Houses"). So what is it about 17 that Wolfe and Brust (and others?) might latch on to it? That it is prime? Fondness for magazines like Sassy and YM? Are there older traditions that see importance in the number 17 (like Christians with 3, 7, and 12?) -Rostrum -- --