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Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 15:21:51 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerry Friedman 
Subject: RE: (urth) The Blushas Challenge: Round Two

--- Dan'l Danehy-Oakes  wrote:
> Jerry F wrote...
> > [From]
> > the point of view of the fictional universe (the deictic 
> > point of view?),
> (OK, I really do not understand this use of the word "deictic.")

My mistake.  "Diegetic".  There, that should be much clearer.  :-)

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

"Simplifies".  I can't help with that.

Jerry Friedman

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