From: "Don Doggett"
Subject: Re: (urth) I recant. but I wasn't REALLY wrong Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 19:31:32 -0800 Marc wrote (in a confusing, intriguing, borderline infuriating way) > Mr. Wolfe has weighed in. I don't know if I can even post about short sun > anymore. > I know the truth now :( Does this mean that Gene Wolfe actually told you the answer? Or did you read it somewhere? What what what are you saying? > Gene Wolfe is far trickier than any of us could ever possibly imagine. Ever. > No one was right - all your reasons for Urth not being Blue AREN'T valid ones. > There IS one valid reason it probably isn't Blue. I don't know what to do. I think I know the answer to this but I don't know how to justify it or explain the mechanics. What I would guess and what I've toyed with in my head in the past is that Blue is Lune and Green is Urth. That's the only way I can see that you could be wrong but not really and only have one reason why Urth isn't Blue. Why Wolfe would do this and what it means to the text I can't begin to fathom. Of course I could just be out in lala land. > In regards to Urth in the old New Sun book, there ARE sentient trees on it! > :) Maybe even cannibal trees. That's all I'm going to say. Good fishing. > Holy crap. How could one man be so damned brilliant?!!! Merry Christmas, Marc > Aramini. Be careful what you ask for - you might get it. :( > Just remember that I wasn't really, really wrong. Just kind of. But not > really. I don't know what to tell you. If anyone else comes up with the > "solution" of the text independently, I will start posting again about Short > Sun. > Marc Aramini Breathe. Just breathe. Don "the hound of the Baskervilles" Doggett --