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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.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 
> >or just a super "particle accelerator."  IIRC it is a feature of the
> >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 ...


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