At 09:45 PM 2/11/99 -0600, Eliezer the cruel spoilsport wrote:
>Behold, I shall now rain on thy parade.
>"There was once a race that spent most of its resources in devising a
>means by which a star may be moved. This they learned how to do, and
>did. They rearranged some of the constellations
> -- John DeChancie, "Paradox Alley", p. 55.
I wasn't claiming priority in this instance. How could I, when Arthur Clarke did the star-shunting for visual effect so beautifully in THE CITY AND THE STARS back in the '50s? (And probably Olaf Stapledon did it much earlier, I can never get through his majestic but tedious tomes.)
Damien Broderick, reinventing the wheeling heavens