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From: "Don Doggett" 
Subject: Re: (urth) FTL Travel
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 23:28:41 -0800

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From: "Andy Robertson" 

> I think it is quite clear that Wolfe shows FTL travel to be a doorway to a
> divine realm.   Consider the Ship, the corridors of time, the mirrors.
> And yes, I do believe Wolfe is **intentionally** conflating the
> Gd-outside-time of the Catholic Boethius with the time-as-fourth-dimension
> of the relativistic Physicist.

This dovetails nicely with the idea of Silk's enlightenment and the Whorl's
(alleged by me) FTL travel happening simultaneously.



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