From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: (urth) Blue ain't Urth Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 22:50:40 -0600 or Ushas, either. There are two separate arguments against it, both on page 349 of IGJ. Too much to quote here, but the gist is: 1) The Neighbors were created by the Outsider from the dust of Blue, just as humans had been created from the dust of Mankind's old Short Sun Whorl. "Besides, the dust of that whorl can scarcely be identical to the dust of this one." It's pretty hard to get a more definite textual commitment in Wolfe's writings. 2) The constellations Silkhorn was used to seeing on Blue were not to be found in the night sky of Urth, when he stayed in the Bear Tower there. -Roy --