(urth) Simulation of a 'star crosser' (hollowed asteroid) like in Long Sun!
danielottojackpetersen at gmail.com
Thu May 17 01:59:09 PDT 2012
*I get that sense, but that Urth has staggered on in obstinate mediocrity
long after the mega-culture has flamed out. *
Ah, I hadn't thought of that - that's even more bleak! I guess the only
question would be then how are the heirodules, etc. part of this 'flamed
out' mega-culture? It would seem the whole thing is staggering on past its
'glory days' then.
*Typhon sets up shop between the trunkless legs of Ozymandias. *
Yes. Maybe it's part of the definition and make-up tyrant that you take no
warning from the ruins of tyrants before you.
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 9:45 AM, Jeff Wilson <jwilson at clueland.com> wrote:
> On 5/17/2012 3:25 AM, Daniel Petersen wrote:
>> His people knew what they were doing.
>> Yeah, that's the assumption back of the entire Solar Cycle, which is
>> highly effective in giving a powerful sense of decay, and, even more so
>> to me, the possibility that Wolfe's narrators are only following the
>> exploits and dramas of basically 'left behind' 'backwater' communities
>> (however vast and seemingly complex and important to themselves, with an
>> Autarch and what have you). It actually has a strong plausibility to it.
>> It seems only too likely that a (inter)galactic space-faring
>> multi-terrestrial empire (or mega-galactic interaction of cultures of
>> some kind) of the magnitude suggested in the works would have 'pockets'
>> of leftover cultural decay in the 'boondocks' of that massive
>> crisscrossing of interstellar economy. And these pockets would have
>> their overlords that would seem immensely powerful to the inhabitants,
>> but are really lackeys and peons in the larger scheme, petty tyrannical
>> landlords in the grip of an ultimately laughable megalomania - .e.g
>> Typhon. (This would fit in very well with and hugely deepen Wolfe's
>> whole focus on the 'outcasts' in the Solar Cycle.)
>> Has anybody else felt like Urth and co. are just a forgotten 'tribal
>> village' tucked away in a vastly advanced cosmic mega-culture?
> I get that sense, but that Urth has staggered on in obstinate mediocrity
> long after the mega-culture has flamed out. Typhon sets up shop between the
> trunkless legs of Ozymandias.
> Jeff Wilson - jwilson at clueland.com
> Computational Intelligence Laboratory - Texas A&M Texarkana
> < http://www.tamut.edu/CIL >
> Urth Mailing List
> To post, write urth at urth.net
> Subscription/information: http://www.urth.net
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Urth