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Subject: RE: (urth) The Blushas Challenge: Round Two
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 16:03:09 -0700
From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 

Jerry F wrote...

> By the way, Dan'l challenged people who believed that=20
> Silkhorn's dreams of Severian crossed time as well as space=20
> to explain why he projected to that particular time.  To me,=20
> that's not even an obstacle.  From Wolfe's point of view, he=20
> seems to think that having Silk and Severian in the same=20
> universe was a gun on the wall that had to go off.=20

Agreed, so far as that goes; but the question (as I hope
should be clear) was intended from

> the point of view of the fictional universe (the deictic=20
> point of view?),

(OK, I really do not understand this use of the word "deictic.")

> there are powers above the stage, and they=20
> may easily have had some reason for wanting to arrange a=20
> meeting--such as to have Severian resurrect Silk.

They may indeed, but even this is slightly askew to the=20
question ... I am asking the pro-Blushas faction to=20
describe some mechanism, internal to the fictive universe,=20
consistent with the text and ideally with some modicum of=20
textual support, which simplifies a reading of the "astral
travel" segments of the text at least as much as they are=20
complicated by accepting the Blue =3D Ushas theory in the=20
first place -- keeping in mind that one of the more=20
significant complexities so introduced is astral time
travel itself; let the Bleen system be 800LY or so from=20
Urth and we can just assume that the timelines are=20
simultaneous (whatever _that_ means in a universe which=20
conforms to Einstein, Lorenz-FitzGerald, etc.)



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