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Subject: Re: (urth) Wolfe physics
From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 09:29:17 +0100

On 19/08/2003 04:57:13 Michael Buice wrote:

>       What specific instances in the Sun books do people see as being
>inconsistent as far as science and technology are concerned, in
>particular with respect to differences between the major works?

Typhon launching a slow-boat colony seems at odds with his intention of 
regaining his empire stated when Severian-as-Conciliator meets him.

Given that I'd always had the impression that this was a stellar empire, 
not just a solar one (which may of course be mistaken), the disparity in 
required technology jars.  It also disrupts motive, but that wasn't your 



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