Subject: RE: (urth) 1000 years to Typhon Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:50:11 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
> However, this is my whole point - a whole lot of time does=20 > not have to have passed after the flooding of Urth for things > to have changed enough. Hybridization creates mutant monsters > in as little as one generation=20 Marc, this is really reaching. A generation might, conceivably, be enough time for the appearance of some double-limbed monsters. No argument there. But a generation isn't -- a thousand years aren't -- enough time for the replacement of, apparently, every major life form on the planet with a double-limbed version, plus the rise and fall of a civilization of double-limbed ... whatever the Vanished People are. It just won't wash. Any theory that identifies the Bleen system with the Urth system has to allow a very very VERY long time for it to reach the condition it's in at the time of the Short Sun books. --Blattid --