(urth) [EXTERNAL] from the Centipede Press weekly newsletter

Dan'l Danehy-Oakes danldo at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 13:27:25 PST 2020

Wait, what? *SIX* book series? It's four, with an optional fifth, but
what's the sixth?
Stay healthy,

Dan'l Danehy-Oakes

*"Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it. Ignorance may deride it.
Malice may distort it. But there it is." -- *Winston Churchill

On Sun, Dec 6, 2020 at 1:05 PM Norwood, Frederick Hudson <
NORWOODR at mail.etsu.edu> wrote:

> The most important thing is to have six cardinal points of the compass,
> not four. Second, to have south be up. I'm not certain that the people from
> earth carry this over to the new sun, but it would indicate an awareness
> that, in this series, Wolfe deliberately did everything different from the
> way we do things.
> Best,
> Rick Norwood
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Urth <urth-bounces at lists.urth.net> on behalf of Fernando Gouvea <
> fqgouvea at colby.edu>
> *Sent:* Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:54 AM
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> Centipede Press <jerad at centipedepress.com> <jerad at centipedepress.com>
> asks:
> Okay. I might be sorry I asked this, but who are the “Gene Wolfe” people
> out there? As you know, I am doing new editions of the six-book *The Book
> of the New Sun* series. One nice thing to have would be new maps. I found
> an artist in France who does this sort of work with flair and panache, but
> the artist is looking for help with the basic structure of the The Book of
> the New Sun’s world. If you’re the Gene Wolfe fan who obsesses over this,
> and has rigorously analyzed all of the maps thus far created (there’s one
> on Wikipedia, and one created by Gurps, too, among several others) — your
> help is requested with this project. All I need to know is what is (are)
> considered the most regarded and considered the most accurate map(s). My
> map maker can extrapolate from there and make it into something amazing. If
> you’re that person, who’s really really *really* into this, and who knows
> the subject backwards and forwards, please give me a shout!
> --
> =============================================================
> Fernando Q. Gouvea         http://www.colby.edu/~fqgouvea
> Carter Professor of Mathematics
> Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
> Colby College
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