[Introduction - survey]: cities -
institutions - languages - mentality -
names - units of
On Ooranye the human species which most resembles us is
that of the Nenns. They would pass for Earth people as far as
appearance is concerned, except that their skin is steel-grey.
Their lifespan is approximately the same as ours: on average one Uranian
year, or 84 Earth years. Judging by our standards, we of Earth
have to admit that strength and good looks are taken for granted among
the Nenns, as is their virtually complete freedom from
Perhaps from our point of view the most startling thing
about the Nenns is their absolute certainty of limited
reincarnation. A Nenn knows that nen has two or three lives,
almost always widely separated in time. Moreover, during the
second life (hardly any have yet attained to a third one), nen remembers
the first. The memory is dreamlike and somewhat hazy like a very
old photograph, but there is no doubt that it imparts real
We now provide, from the Nenn point of view, a short survey of the human geography of Ooranye.
(The disc-on-stem cities and their contados.
The cities of Oirr. The freightshuttle exits and the "Other
Syoom". Settlements in the Mountains of Flame. Plains
(The Noadex and the dayonnad. The Sunnoadex.
The Corrector. Other institutions. Military ranks and
(Nouuan. Jommdan. Lrissj.)
(The World Spirit. "Recycling" of souls. The
teleology syndrome and its effect on the Uranian mentality. Syoom
and Fyaym. Wayfaring and cartography.)
(Self-naming. The effect of reincarnation.
The exception of the Vanadium Era.)
Units of Measurement:
(Dreathe's Theorem confirmed.)
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