And he remembered sunrise here on Arrakis—colored strata of the Shield Wall mellowed by dust haze.
He imagined it now—sealed off in strata of porous rock by the leathery half-plant, half-animal little makers—and the thin rupture that was pouring a cool stream of clearest, pure, liquid, soothing water into …. A pre-spice mass!
Without even the safety valve of dreaming, he focused his prescient awareness, seeing it as a computation of most probable futures, but with something more, an edge of mystery—as though his mind dipped into some timeless stratum and sampled the winds of the future.
Awareness flowed into that timeless stratum where he could view time, sensing the available paths, the winds of the future …. the winds of the past: the one-eyed vision of the past, the one-eyed vision of the present and the one-eyed vision of the future—all combined in a trinocular vision that permitted him to see time-become-space.
As facts grew into evidence, a creature emerged to explain these leathery scraps — a sandswimmer that blocked off water into fertile pockets within the porous lower strata below the 280âˆž (absolute) line.
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The candidate reaches across social strata — from millionaires to the unemployed.
Re-orientation of rock strata occurs principally due to tectonic forces.