(urth) [EXTERNAL] from the Centipede Press weekly newsletter
dstockhoff at verizon.net
Mon Dec 7 08:43:21 PST 2020
Can you explain more about the 6 compass points? Sounds like it would
lend itself to a hexmap, which I have not seen done.
There is a theory about how far Wolfe took the reversal thing. I am not
sure I can describe it verbally, but it involves moving Bueno Aires to
the other side of the Andes by flipping the globe. It seems to work.
On 12/6/2020 4:05 PM, Norwood, Frederick Hudson 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.
> Rick Norwood
> *From:* Urth <urth-bounces at lists.urth.net> on behalf of Fernando
> Gouvea <fqgouvea at colby.edu>
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> <mailto:jerad at centipedepress.com> asks:
>> Okay. I might be sorry I asked this, but who are the ï¿½Gene
>> Wolfeï¿½ 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 Sunï¿½s world. If youï¿½re the Gene Wolfe fan
>> who obsesses over this, and has rigorously analyzed all of
>> the maps thus far created (thereï¿½s one on Wikipedia, and one
>> created by Gurps, too, among several others)ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½your 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 youï¿½re that person, whoï¿½s
>> really really /really/ into this, and who knows the subject
>> backwards and forwards, please give me a shout!
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