From: "David A Baird"
Subject: Re: (urth) First Mail Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 22:16:20 +0200 Hello James Can't seem to connect to that server - I'll try again tomorrow. I've seen Lexicon Urthus mentioned but I thought it was out of print. I'd dearly love a copy so I can fill in my ignorance of the abundabt words Wolfe uses that I have no inkling of at all. Only 97K - hmmm, I'd always envidaged it as being much later, of the order of several million. But then again, I was thinking of a natural demise of the sun although in this re-read I noticed that the Hierodules have 'planted' a black hole in there to keep Urth at bay. On the other hand, I read somewhere that it was in fact from the previous divine cycle - which I assume is in fact a reference to the oscillating universe theory... Dave ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Wynn" To: Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 9:01 PM Subject: RE: (urth) First Mail > http://www.op.net/~pduggan/wolfestore.html > Here's a nice listing of books in print. > > Incidentally, Mantis was surely too modest to mention that that fine > publication Lexicon Urthus (also plugged at the same linked site -- > http://www.op.net/~pduggan/lexicon.html) postulates, if my memory serves > rightly, that Severian lives about 97K years in the future. > > But, of course, that point has been a subject of much recent debate. > > > -----Original Message----- > From: David A Baird [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 12:55 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: (urth) First Mail > > That was too easy :-) > > I'd also seem some references to 'A Tale From The Wonders Of Urth And > Sky'...??? > > Dave > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Michael Andre-Driussi" > To: > Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 7:31 PM > Subject: Re: (urth) First Mail > > > > Hello there Dave Baird, and welcome aboard! > > > > >So, a bit of guidance from those of you that know better than I - what > is > > >the complete list of books related and what should I read next? > > > > Yay, an easy question! > > > > 1) THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN > > 2) THE URTH OF THE NEW SUN > > 3) THE BOOK OF THE LONG SUN (four volumes) > > 4) THE BOOK OF THE SHORT SUN (three volumes) > > > > Ta-da! > > > > =mantis= > > > > > > > > -- > > > > > > > -- > > > > -- > > --