From: "Don Doggett"
Subject: Re: (urth) Blue as Ushas - long Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 13:12:29 -0800 Hi Chris. You wrote: As far > as the time stoppage, if this were a product of the ship's velocity then > everyone would have experienced it, not just Silk - not to mention there are > some other effects of such phenomena that would have been rather disruptive > to the Whorl. I would argue that Silk's awareness of the time stoppage is an anomalous result of his being out of time, by way of his enlightenment. I think it more likely that no one would notice a change in the velocity of a body the size of the Whorl. It is, after all, the size of a small planet. As for disruptions, the Whorl is already quite disrupted before Silk's enlightenment, and it grows quickly worse as the narrative progresses. Of course, I know very little of ftl travel. Don --