351Re: [Julian-May-discuss] Re: New members
- Mar 5, 2001On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Leticia Anderson wrote:
> Another challenge out there....were the Dutch covers there the onesI have the Dutch covers, yet. I remember seeing the covers I originally
> you have?
meant some time ago in a English import book store in Antwerp, but they
were a little expensive, considering I have all of them already in
translation. But when I see them again I shall write down the ISBN number
and the publisher.
> > that this F.U.R.Y acronym (I think somewhere at the end of Jack) wasYes, there was some scene (don't ask me where exactly) when the
> > untranslated in the Dutch copy, since it's appartently
> untranslatable :-)
authorities are looking for Fury, and stumble in their investigations upon
some bogus company of which the name starts with F, U, R and Y...
> Dr of mathematics? Do you have any insights into concepts like dynamicI'm more of a researcher in things like fuzzy control and general
> field physics or any other 'mathematical' concepts? I know Ms May has
> said she is just waiting for someone out there to go and prove her
> concepts, or at least explain them techinally, she herself being dumb
> and blind to maths and physics apparent
topology, but I've had my share of dynamical systems theory in my courses.
Regrettably, I must inform you that no evidence whatsoever substantiates
Mrs. Mays theories (although they are remarkably coherent for a SF novel).
I think they shall remain a fantasy for the next few hundred years. Of
course you never know, but there is pretty hard evidence against phenomena
such as time traveling and psychokinetics. In the mind of serious
scientists spottings of paranormal phenomena are often met with great
skepticism, and there are even scientific groups here in Belgium who have
offered a big cash reward to anyone who could prove the existence of such
phenomena to them. Needless to say, they haven't had to pay anything yet.
It still remains great reading material though, and the escapism is what
draws scientists towards these books. I know of at least one colleage
having read the Exiles and Milieu books, and a former colleague who
moreover read the Trillium series.
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