Vaster than Empires and More Slow

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Vaster than Empires and More Slow is a short story appearing in The Wind's Twelve Quarters.


[edit] Title

The title of the story is a line from Marvell's poem "To His Coy Mistress":

Our vegetable love should grow
Vaster than empires, and more slow...

Essays like this are so important to broandeing people's horizons.

[edit] Characters

  • Additionally, World 4470 itself is arguably a character; see that article for more.

[edit] Planets

[edit] Concepts

  • Alternative Ecology
  • Mindspeech, thinking and emotions

[edit] Unclassified Information

This is information from the story to go into articles which have not yet been created.

  • "the Terrans, having been not only founded but salvaged by the Hainish..."
  • "Cosmic mass interference had not yet been eliminated from the operation of the ansible, and so instantaneous communication was reliable only within a rance of 120 lightyears."
  • Terran government called "Government of Earth" or "Terran Authority".
  • Mannon (who is Hainish): "a beating-gron. What Terrans call a scapegoat."
  • "In Great Hainish indeed there is one word, ontá, for love and for hate."
  • "...a [Cetian] mandala, the Third Pattern of the Primes."
World 4470
Vaster than Empires and More Slow
Asnanifoil | Jenny Chong | Eskwana | Harfex | Mannon | Olleroo | Osden | Porlock | Poswet To | Haito Tomiko
Beldene | Smeming Port
The Dispossessed | The Word for World is Forest | Rocannon's World | Planet of Exile | City of Illustions | The Left Hand of Darkness | Four Ways to Forgiveness | The Telling
Coming of Age in Karhide | Dancing to Ganam | The Day Before the Revolution | A Fisherman of the Inland Sea | The Matter of Seggri | Mountain Ways | Old Music and the Slave Women | Semley's Necklace | The Shobies' Story | Solitude | Unchosen Love | Vaster than Empires and More Slow | Winter's King

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