(urth) Inhumi eyes and names
danielottojackpetersen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 12:26:25 PDT 2012
No, Chekhov's gun does *not* have to be combustive rather than demonic *if*
demonic forces are part of the narrational storyworld - the 'scientific'
view in that case would be to admit these forces into the causal meshwork.
I think that's the best way to read Wolfe's Solar Cycle. I think these
books are in a similarly 'supernatural' world to the Soldier series - just
with lots of (what we traditionally know as) science also woven in.
On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM, David Stockhoff <dstockhoff at verizon.net>wrote:
> Absolutely. Still, it should make enough scientific sense to be roughly
> In other words, Chekhov's famous gun needs to work by explosive
> combustion, not fiery demons who become enraged when you pray to Satan
> under a full moon.
> On 9/28/2012 2:01 PM, Daniel Petersen wrote:
>> António Pedro Marques <entonio at gmail.com <mailto:entonio at gmail.com>>
>> - I think this is one case where Wolfe just chose to go with a cool idea,
>> not worrying very much whether it can be scientifically explained or not.
>> We do all realise this is a lot of what's going on Wolfe, right? And if
>> we need 'explanation' in the Solar Cycle, surely it's that the whole work
>> is to some degree a form of 'magical realism' or the like, right? It
>> really is 'science fantasy' to one degree or another, in one sense or
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