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Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 14:20:49 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerry Friedman 
Subject: RE: (urth) probable distance from Urth to Bleen

--- Michael Andre-Driussi  wrote:
> Crush wrote:
> >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,
> Hmmm.  The text is pretty clear that the Objective Time has been 1000
> years
> (LS3, ch 6, p. 242) and the Subjective Time has been 332 years (date on
> letters).

I'd like to pick a nit too.  I think you mean Urth time and Whorl
time.  According to the theory of relativity that you're basing your
calculations on, they're equally objective (or subjective).  Otherwise,
thanks for doing the calculations!  I think what we learn from them
is the order of magnitude: the Short Sun is probably some hundreds
of light-years from Urth, and probably toward the higher end of that

Jerry Friedman

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