(urth) Fava in the Whorl, and where the Neighbors went

don doggett kingwukong at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 23 18:54:32 PDT 2005

--- James Wynn <thewynns at earthlink.net> wrote:

> >A snippet on where the Neighbors went: Silkhorn
> tells Inclito's
> >family, "They have gone elsewhere - found a new
> home circling
> >another short sun." (IGJ, p72) At least from that,
> it seems that
> >the "Neighbor Whorl" is a "real", and the
> Neighbors' removal there
> >a physical event.
> Why? They could have gone elsewhere via astral
> travel leaving their bodies
> behind.

It seems to me that there are four possibilities for
the neighbors travel.

1.  They physically left the planet in ships.  Maybe
treeships, like the one in that SF poem Genesis.

2.  Astral travel.  If that's really what Silkhorn is
doing, or as some have posited . . .

3.  Time travel.  Perhaps they have gone to the future
(or the past).  That would explain their continued
presence on Blue and account for the speculation that
they'd found a new short sun whorl.  After all, a Blue
of the future would be a new place.

4.  They haven't gone anywhere and are just spirits of
trees tied to their world.

I'm just trying to set parameters for this discussion
so it makes sense to me.  Are there any I'm missing?


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