From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: (urth) Blushas Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 22:10:28 -0000 The fact is that, while I don't believe that Blue/Green are Ushas/Lune, it does ring true on a deep level. I have been puzzling over this. All I can suggest is that Blue/Green are a new "Urth" but are not "Ushas", if that makes sense. Wolfe has to write about certain themes of redemption and of man's relation to God in a fallen universe. These themes drive, not merely the plot, but the *Physics* of the Lupiverse: and they also drve its (retroactively corrected) history I suspect that when he started the BOTLS Wolfe did not know where he was going, did not realise the Whorl was in orbit round a sun, and did not know about Blue and Green. At the end of BOTLS, Blue and Green existed, but most definitely were not Ushas and Lune At the end of BOTSS, I think Blue and Green have moved some way towards becoming Ushas and Lune. They are not there yet, no. But if Wolfe ever pens a fourth book in thebtrilogy, the doubters may get some suprises. (and of course, if Blue and Green become Ushas/Lune at the end of this fourth book, they will **always** have been Ushas and Lune) hartshorn --