Posted by: Anonymous User (---.is.co.za)
Date: February 14, 2006 10:15PM
Ok, so maybe it's because I'm a fan but on my 4th (or possibly 6th) readin of TN 1 to 3 there are some things that unless somebody (Jasper?) can help clarify I'm going to end up in a brightly lit room, writing with crayons, because won't be allowed near anything sharp...
ok, here goes.
1. Travel in Thursday's world is by Gravitube and airship. apparently there are no planes. (I assume the bombers we hear droning overhead while Thurs and landen are in the minefield are zeppelin type jobbies). If that's the case and now bringing the Great Library into it - how could books like Biggles have been written - where he flies a plane?? Or what is the history of WW1 in Thursday's world?
2. For that matter - the Crimea War went on until 1985, and yet England was occupied during WW2. How were the troops in the Crimea supported, when the home fires were - so to speak - out?
3. back to books. Thursday's world has Dodo's but no ducks (bit harsh on ducks i think). yet, Caversham Heights has ducks on the lake by the flying boat. If ducks didn't exist, how could somebody write about them? Even if books from our world were read in Thursday's, people would go "Huh? what's a duck?"
4. and finally (and maybe i'm missing a crucial plot element here) at the end of LIAGB, where TN meets Mary, she mentions that the Sunderland has last flown in 1950-something, yet in the opening of TWOLP, she says it last flew in 1960-something. Either a Numerosite (or possibly a PrimeNumberavore) crept into my copy, but why the sudden differnce in dialogue.
anyway, maybe I'm just being pedantic, but please can somebody help unscramble my brain before I have to gurn again...