Subject: "No, I am not from World One." Peregrin said
Posted on: 2016-10-08 05:35:46 UTC

"My partner is, though. If you want to know more about the place, you should ask him.

"I came from a universe indistinguishable from the one described in Anathem. I lived my whole life before joining the PPC in the Millenarian math at Saunt Baritone's. I think the best analogy for those is a combination of a theoretical research institute and a monastary. It doesn't quite fit, but analogies never do. And the Inquisition was established after several hundred-year maths went collectively insane. I'm almost certain there was a nuclear reactor involved in one of those events.

"And Mr. Finch, I am building a much less ambitious replica of our clock tower. I do not expect it to kill you, even indirectly.

"So, what universe-groups are you from?"

(( Peregrin has been around the shouting matches that result when people get vague about multiverse theory. ))

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