From: "James Wynn"
Subject: RE: (urth) probable distance from Urth to Bleen Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 14:19:19 -0600 Nice caluculations Mantis, however if one insists that Silk's Time coexists with Severian's Time then these numbers won't do. Wolfe puts Severian's time 1000 to 2000 years after Typhon's. Just nit-picking, Crush -----Original Message----- From: Michael Andre-Driussi [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 12:47 PM To: email@example.com Subject: RE: (urth) probable distance from Urth to Bleen Blattid wants new numbers. Okay! A 10:1 time dilation suggests somewhere between .98 c and .99 c, I reckon. OBJECTIVE SUBJECTIVE LEG RATE TIME TIME DISTANCE Boost 0.01 g 100 years 80 years 0.5 light years Glide 0 g 700 years 70 years 686.0 light years Boost 0.01 g 100 years 80 years 0.5 light years === TOTAL 900 years 230 years 687.0 light years >... I tend to think that the _Whorl_ most likely has a boost of ><< 1 G -- probably .01G or so. Reasoning: the Cargo know enough >about the skew of gravity that they can discuss, in fairly learned >terms, the way it affects the behavior of GEVs going too fast in >an antispinward direction. If the ship decelerated at any >appreciable fraction of G, then floater drivers -- at least those >who occasionally drive fast -- would notice that the "central" >direction for getting into a plow had shifted. O'course, if that >happened nearly a century ago, they _could_ all have forgotten it >by Silk's time ... More generally, though, I suspect people would >remember (certainly the chems would) a time when things fell a bit >differently... =mantis= -- --