Re: world (fwd) -> "Ringworld"

Subject: Re: world (fwd) -> "Ringworld"
From: Sinister Serpent (
Date: Mon Nov 29 1999 - 12:47:42 EET

joshua 'hook' corning wrote:
> Tommi Leino wrote:
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 15:03:14 +0100
> > From: Christian Mayer <>
> > Reply-To:
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: world
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm not subscribed in any of the mailing lists, so I'm writing directly
> > to you. (it would be great if you could forward that mail)
> >
> > It's about the flat shape of the world.
> >
> > I thought that it would be great to have a torus (i.e. the shape e.g. of
> > a car tyre or an o-ring (if there's such a thing in English)) shaped
> > world. The people would live on the inside of the torus.
> This is straight from Larry Niven's SciFi novel "Ringworld". I like this
> idea but i don't know if we want to "nick" (I love McDuff :)) it from
> such an obvious source. Its a really good book and I recommend all of
> you to read it. Christian did mention something about stars that they
> would be cities on the other side of the ring. This would be weird
> becouse stars would only be along the band of the ring so if the ring
> circled from north to south the the sky of the east and west would be
> black. Plus they would be fixed in the sky. Not moving up from the
> horizen as the night progresses. Also you need a reason why it gets dark
> at all. Presumably the sun would be in the center of the ring therefor
> the inside would always be bathed in sun light. Also the sun would never
> set if it is daylight then it would be propetually noon.
> Also i don't know how you would work the moons.

Yes, this idea is great, but it is already "invented" by Niven in his
book (which is a great book indeed) and I think this "ringworld" -idea
does not fit Majik at all. Dazzt presented his excuses/reason etc. and
so did Hook, so I guess we are not going to use this "ringworld" type of
world for Majik either.
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