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From: m.driussi@genie.com
Subject: (whorl) Welcome Wombat
Date: Sun,  7 Sep 97 22:31:00 GMT

[Posted from WHORL, the mailing list for Gene Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun]

Reply:  Item #1260418 from WHORL@LISTS.BEST.COM@INET#


Re: Whorl flight time.  It appears to have been 332 years subjective
time (III,173) and 1000 years objective time (III,242); which in turn
suggests an average speed of around .95 c (95% of light speed).  (Time
compression, doncha know.)

Re: arrival time.  It seems that the time of the theocide would be
the best marker of when the Whorl arrived in the Blue/Green system,
and that would be about thirty years before the action of THE BOOK OF
THE LONG SUN.  OTOH, Quetzal became head of the chapter thirty-three
years ago (see character lists), so maybe this is a better marker?
Start at shipboard year 299 and count backward enough for an
anonymous beef-tea sipping augur to rise through the ranks to become
head of the chapter.  (The last guy died at his desk, you say?  My,
my, my!)

Re: NYRSF, maybe you could post a bibliography of Wolfe related
articles published in NYRSF through the years?  Along with ordering


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