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From: Alastair Reynolds <areynold@estsa2.estec.esa.nl>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re: Digest whorl.v011.n032
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 09:14:39 +0200

> I'm gonna have to agree with Borski on this one.  They can fly, and survive
> buried/in a vaccuum.  But how the hell can they reach escape velocity and
> survive re-entry.  Horn's explanation is very poor medieval-level science
> indeed, and it never even occurred to me until Borski pointed it out.
> Narwhal
> _

Me neither, I'm ashamed to say - but Robert is quite right that the
muddled "explanation" seems to be a tip-off from Wolfe that all is
not quite what it seems. 


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