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Machine's Way

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Fair enough; I respect that.
But... Just playing devil's advocate here: If someone got up at a SK talk and asked what the "Dycian Maze" was I would find that a "mind boggling" question myself. :wink-new:
BUT a great mind boggling question that I can almost guarantee has never been ask!!
 

kingricefan

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BUT a great mind boggling question that I can almost guarantee has never been ask!!
If you ever do get the chance to ask it, you'd better have a copy of the book in your hand in case Steve asks where you found that particular passage. Heck, he might even ask you to come up on stage to let him take a look at it himself. That would be cool!
 

Machine's Way

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If you ever do get the chance to ask it, you'd better have a copy of the book in your hand in case Steve asks where you found that particular passage. Heck, he might even ask you to come up on stage to let him take a look at it himself. That would be cool!
I agree, lol better be armed with the evidence!! And know how to pronounce it.
 

Walter Oobleck

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Since some were curious about Notzees...perhaps the Dycian Maze is just as confabulated...maybe Odyssey-an Maze. Who named it, anyway? There was some Shakespearean scholar by the name of Dyce...some of youse guys maybe already saw that. Or some kind of nod to a detail in a story King read.
 

UvaulDCN

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Alright this is gonna sound pretty weird but I just had to tell you guys this.
I've never actually read anything by Stephen King, and I joined the forum specifically for this question.
My name is Yuval Dycian. My family is Jewish and we are the only remaining branch of the family so we don't share the name with anyone else in the world that we know of. Nobody in my family knows where the name is from, or what it means. The closest guess is that it has something to do with dicyan (mentioned in one of the comments above, some sort of lethal gas similar to cyanide, and if you look at the word it really is similar to the word cyanide).
Now another thing to note is that I am Israeli of Austrian descent, and it is therefore speculated by my family that the word originates in German, although other languages are often seen as alternatives, such as Armenian (seeing how many Armenian surnames end with ian).
But the real truth is that 5 generations of my family have no idea what this name means, and then this comes up on page 1 of my Google search.
tl;dr
I have no idea what this means but there is a whole family out there that has been looking for the answer to this question for at least 100 years. Hope we can find something!
 

Bransonch

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In the city of Aberdeen, Scotland there is an area called Dyce, a section of town where the airport is built. About 10 or 15 minutes drive south from Dyce one can find Hazelhead Park, where is located Scotland's oldest maze (opened 1935). Dycian Maze? Very close. King capitalizes "Dycian," so it is a proper noun. But this hedge maze is in Hazelhead, not exactly Dyce. Still, I'd call it the best guess I've seen yet.
 

Spideyman

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In the city of Aberdeen, Scotland there is an area called Dyce, a section of town where the airport is built. About 10 or 15 minutes drive south from Dyce one can find Hazelhead Park, where is located Scotland's oldest maze (opened 1935). Dycian Maze? Very close. King capitalizes "Dycian," so it is a proper noun. But this hedge maze is in Hazelhead, not exactly Dyce. Still, I'd call it the best guess I've seen yet.
Hi and welcome
 
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