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sábado, febrero 04, 2012

This Must Not Be 1Q84

After all. One moon. No greenish second moon. So it's empirically not Haruki Murikama's world (spoiler alert). But note: in this 2012 Internet world, if you don't believe your eyes the first (or second) time you see something, the thing you do is go to Google. And you find things like this:

Empirical proof that a second moon is not riding around the planet. This makes it a lot harder to write into a story a plausible, iconic, literary signifier (a world with two suns, a world with two moons, a world with a nearby visible orange planet) of a fantastic or magical realist earth set in the 21st Century. But if the story is set in a 1984, voila!

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