F&H and retrospective magic

Rebecca Ganetzky rganetzk at oberlin.edu
Mon Aug 19 11:30:40 EDT 2002


>> This next questions starts from F&H but isn't really about it. In
>> Australia, it is unconstitutional for  laws to operate retrospectively.
>> But how does this apply to the laws of magic. Can magic operate
>> retrospectively?  It's one thing to magically KNOW something that has
>> always been, but can someone, at a definite point in time, CREATE
>> something that has always been? I suppose there'd be a fair tangling up
>> of Here Now and Nowhere for this to happen. Certainly time-travel
>> stories dabble in this. Any thoughts/ideas
One of the better books i've read on the subject I posted about, around a 
month a go.  It's called Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula le Guin, in which a 
man's dreams become to retroactively.

Rebecca D. Ganetzky
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