Wednesday, 10 February 2016
What might "a time warp" mean? A space warp could be a means of FTL travel so a time warp might be a means of time travel? Sometimes, when someone has been in an out of the way place that has not kept up with the times, they say that it was like being in "a time warp," meaning a perpetually replayed past period?
Tom Christiansen has the "time warp" experience several times in the Commonwealth of New Virginia, e.g.:
"...a boy and girl were actually sipping from the same malt with two straws, something he'd never seen outside a book of Norman Rockwell prints." (p. 334)
The New Virginians, colonizing a pristine Earth with a small population, want to preserve their ways of life and have no reason to keep up with the little that they might hear about the fashions on FirstSide. They build a simpler, more basic society. There will be more "time warp" posts.
Do the New Virginian Catholic churches retain the Latin liturgy? Do they know of any doctrines defined since 1946? Do they pray for renewed contact with the Papacy?