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From: "Roy C. Lackey" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Green ain't Lune
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 02:35:43 -0500

From: Jerry Friedman 
Date: Monday, April 08, 2002 3:08 PM

>My latest theory about what Wolfe may have had in mind: Blue and
>Green are a double planet orbiting each other with a period of six
>years (could someone remind me of the cite for that period?)

"We know that conjunctions with Green occur every sixth year." (OBW, 182)

>This would be consistent with Silkhorn's comment (when he tells us
>the Gaonese date, somewhere in the first half of OBW) that different
>towns use different years, which is hard to reconcile with Blue's
>having a period of about an Earth/Whorl year--you'd think they could
>all pretty much agree.

"There is argument about the length of the year here, and how well it agrees
with the year we knew in the Long Sun Whorl, but the difference must be
slight if there is any . . ." (OBW, 129)



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