[LMB] SP: New Revelations

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Fri Jul 19 17:31:29 BST 2019


On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 10:28:11AM -0400, Matthew George wrote:
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> Okay, now that's done.
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> There are whole bunch of revelations in *Orphans*, but none so shocking as
> the regional map that appears before the story begins.
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> I'd been trying to mentally associate the various named countries and their
> properties to real-world counterparts.  In particular, I guessed that Adria
> was southern Italy - we don't associate that region with swamps and malaria
> today, but that's because the Romans did a whole lot of draining.  But the
> map explodes that completely - the Italian peninsula doesn't exist!  And
> Africa itself might not exist!
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> Oh, and the motto of the Fifth God's Order is "No Hands But Ours".  I like
> it.  It's ironic, though, that He has more non-human hands than any other
> of the Five, as the talk with Adelis establishes.
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> Matt "the symmetry is now officially broken" G.

And there is a blatant deus ex machina in this one!

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---- Fred Smith -- fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us ----------------------------
                    Do you not know? Have you not heard? 
    The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. 
  He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
----------------------------- Isaiah 40:28 (niv) -----------------------------


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