Subject: (urth) Blushas Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 10:24:31 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Okay, let's take this one step at a time. Suppose that Blue is Urth/Ushas and Green is Lune. Okay, let's suppose that. That means we have to allow astral time travel. Then we have the question, "Why, when astrally projecting with the Duko, did the Narrator wind up in the age of Severian?" Well, that seems a little difficult to me. To diffuse one=20 answer -- the presence of the Duko will _not_ resolve the problem, because the Duko comes from the time of Typhon. Thus, if we extend the "you can only project to somewhere someone in your group has been to before" idea to time, you wind up having them project to the time of Typhon -- which, evidently, they don't.=20 I challenge the supporters of the "Blue =3D Ushas" theory to come up with a good and reasonable explanation of why they wind up in Severian's time. I offer extra credit if it does not include any lame=20 invocations of relativity. ("Oh, see, well, 1000 years have=20 passed for the cargo of the Starcrosser, so they project to 1000 years after when the Duko left...") --Blattid --