Re: [LEAPSECS] building consensus

From: John Cowan <cowan_at_CCIL.ORG>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 11:59:37 -0400

Clive D.W. Feather scripsit:

> I don't think John's referring to "Against the Fall of Night" versus
> "The City and the Stars". Rather, at least in the latter, the official
> ("cover") story of Diaspar (sp?) and the Invaders disagrees in many
> aspects with the "true" story as revealed by Vandemar (sp?).

Just so. My best recollection now is that the moon was destroyed
either by the Empire or directly by Lys because it was approaching the
Earth too closely. Presumably this reflects a state of affairs *after*
tidal locking, where the Moon's synchronous orbit begins to decay as a
consequence of the solar tides.

I read TCATS first, and recall it much better than ATFON.

John Cowan
Heckler: "Go on, Al, tell 'em all you know.  It won't take long."
Al Smith: "I'll tell 'em all we *both* know.  It won't take any longer."
Received on Thu Jun 08 2006 - 09:00:11 PDT

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