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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 13:34:32 -0500
Subject: Re: (urth) Father Inire's Mirrors and Wolfe Physics
From: Michael Buice 

On Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at 11:04  AM, James Wynn wrote:

> On this and on the subject of how well Wolfe describes technical 
> concepts in
> layman's terms, I have picked up a rumor that Father Inire's mirrors 
> operate
> by quantum tunneling. Is this true and, if so, can any physics grads
> critique how well he justifies this in the famous "fish" explanation"?

As I recall when I first read New Sun, my exact thought was that 
Severian was straining to describe something Quantum Mechanical.  My 
copy of Shadow & Claw is out on loan collecting new Wolfe converts at 
the moment, so it might be awhile before I can contribute something 
erudite and mind-boggling concerning said Fish.



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