pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Tue Jul 25 05:21:35 EDT 2000
On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jul 2000 00:29:48 -0400, Courtney M Eckhardt wrote:
> > Time City:
> > Someone (I'm sorry I can't remember who, and I can't find the
> > email, despite grubbing through the archives for a few hours) said
> > that they disliked the fact that the Time City inhabitants seemed
> > to take History as fixed from their vantage point. I didn't like
> > this either, but I don't think you're supposed to.
> I remember that this was stated more or less overtly in the book
> somewhere, that the Time City inhabitants had gotten very complacent
> about a lot of things, one of which was their certainty that they
> were a fixed point (even though they were also moving through time).
In one of the lessons Vivian had with Professor Wossname, he had a lot
to say about how nobody ever seems to notice that Time City is more of
an unpredictable time zone than all the unpredictable time zones that
Time Citizens aren't allowed to visit.
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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