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.) --Blattid --