From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) (TBOTN) Utter speculation Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 21:08:20 +0100 AND Hodgson's THE NIGHT LAND is of course rife with giganticism, with an eight-mile-tall arcology with hundred-mile-deep sublevels, mile-tall Watchers, giant Slugs, screaming mountains, fifty-mile-deep canyons in the Earth, and so forth. I think the Walls are ancient "starship-level" technology, but I suspect they were built as part of the war aganst Abia. Maybe they were a dyke aganst inundation. Maybe once Nessus WAS the entire Republic. hartshorn ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" > >or just a super "particle accelerator." IIRC it is a feature of the dying > >sun fictions (if not even the gothic before it?) to have gigantism like > >this. > > Yes ... Aside from Vance, the other major "dying Earth" work would be > Aldiss' _Hothouse_, which has its share of biological gigantism -- the > world- > banyan, the spiders that web the Earth to the Moon ... > --