Re: [Julian-May-discuss] Re: bloopers?
I don't think it was all in one shot... It's been a while since I read Magnificat, buuuut I seem to remember that it did take an unspecified while, annnnd the did have AU supervising the whole evolution- I'm sure you can imagine the schtupendous brain-power Marc the elder could apply to tetrising CE's & SUV's into the gazebo proper. I would also imagine that the Aubrige's (?sp) basement would have been expanded to milieu lab standards... If the Family Ghost was as adept at manipulating other sentients as Uncle Rogi, a nudge here, a tweak there, a ideosyncratic regulation requiring this or that, a inexplicable mistake converting the CAD drawings to blueprints... well you know. There was plenty of time to prepare.
--- On Wed, 6/29/11, Oliver Mundy <oliver.mundy@...> wrote:
From: Oliver Mundy <oliver.mundy@...>
Subject: Re: [Julian-May-discuss] Re: bloopers?
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 9:19 AM"[R]emember that Marc had very little respect for Rogi throughout his adolescence and in fact treated him with thinly-veiled contempt for much of his young adulthood . . . " (Michelle Rose)And of course Marc's half-shattered mind is very much preoccupied with childhood memories at this point. I had not thought of this; thank you, Michelle.There was no intention of sniping at JM. I have loved the Saga of the Exiles for nearly thirty years - if the Milieu books lag behind, it is only because I have not known them so long - and I re-read them almost annually. If the author sometimes leaves the reader space to do his or her own thinking, that to my mind is not a fault in her writing but precisely one of its delightful qualities. Questions like 'How were over a hundred motor vehicles, two cerebroenergetic rigs weighing three tons each, a regeneration-tank and a mass of astronomical equipment - not to mention a hundred or more people - all crammed into the Guderian gazebo and translated in one stroke?' fall into the same class as, for example, 'What is the moral distinction between Marc's and Jack's actions in the final scenes of the Rebellion?' They are not things to pick at; they are simply things to puzzle over.Oliver Mundy.