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From: "James Wynn" 
Subject: Re: (urth) chems on Urth and a FTL Whorl
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 12:50:29 -0500

Ash said:
Chems wouldn't be found on Urth at all if they were invented on board the
Ship. Reference Sidero's claims concerning this. Jonas was an exception, and
he clearly came from the Ship rather than Urth.

Crush responds:
Are you saying that the lack of chems in tBotNS is an argument that they all
from "the Ship"? But Marble originated on Urth -- in tBotLS she says she saw
the original Short Sun. And Kypis seems to recall them on Urth.

Don said:
I'm not qualified to debate this but I think the general consensus is
that the Whorl was a sub light speed ship.  But I personally think it
somehow attained light speed or greater at some point.

Crush responds:
I think the argument is that a generational ship is unnecessary for a FTL
ship. If it can travel at the SoL, then any trip would be instantaneous for
the passengers.

-- Crush


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