(urth) note Re: Short Sun blog

DAVID STOCKHOFF dstockhoff at verizon.net
Mon Sep 27 12:23:34 PDT 2010

Which kind of proves my point, doesn't it? 
Sounds like the biological equivalent of handwavium!

--- On Mon, 9/27/10, Gerry Quinn <gerryq at indigo.ie> wrote:

From: Gerry Quinn <gerryq at indigo.ie>
Subject: Re: (urth) note Re: Short Sun blog
To: "The Urth Mailing List" <urth at lists.urth.net>
Date: Monday, September 27, 2010, 3:13 PM


There's a story in the 'Endangered Species' 
collection involving some sort of 'dark matter' life.
- Gerry Quinn

  possibility is that Wolfe simply chose to ignore those complications. As an 
  engineer, he is sometimes very technical---see the remarkably elegant 
  explanation presented in this list for the Long Sun. But he is not really a 
  hard-SF kind of guy, not when details might get in the way, and maybe 
  especially in terms of biology. And he's never proposed non-carbon life or 
  non-iron blood in any story, as far as I know. 

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