Time passage Edit
The phrase "time passes differently in different universes" can be take seriously? It has many implications... and, at first, there is nothing in the HDM trilogy that depends on the different time passage between the worlds. Can The Collectors be considered a canon for de HDM Universe?
Obs: at 1970, Marisa would be 8 years old.
- I certainly think the audiobook can be considered canon, as it comes from Philip Pullman himself. He says "It was nice to find another way to reveal details about Lyra’s world."
- I find the timeline a bit confusing, too. The story is set in 1970, and the portrait was painted about 70-80 years earlier. Marisa Coulter was 18 when the portrait was done. Grinstead says he was five years older, making him 23, but at the time of the story he is less than 50. "Time passes differently in different worlds". Horley asks if Grinstead is from Marisa's world and he says "That's not what I said". Could he be from yet another world?
- You're right that there's nothing in the HDM trilogy that suggests time passes differently in different worlds. In fact, there are some things that suggest it is the same, such as Dust coming to both humans and mulefa 33,000 years ago.
- Perhaps we'll learn a bit more about the links between worlds in The Book of Dust.
- - Amyosaurus (profile|talk) 18:25, February 12, 2015 (UTC)