From: David_Lebling@avid.com Subject: (urth) Addendum: The Two (hah!) Severians Date: Wed, 21 Jan 98 20:59:50 [Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works] If I were a little less tired, I probably would have noted in my previous missive that the essay whose interpretation I reported on (Severian as beneficiary of tweaks to the past) was, to the best of my memory, published _before_ "The Citadel of the Autarch," where Severian himself gives a modified version of it in Chapter 38. Even if it wasn't, I remember it as a remarkably good essay, though unlike Severian, my memory isn't perfect... I'd love to see that essay again. -vizcacha (email@example.com) ps: [Plug] Our very own mantis has an article in the current _New York Review of SF_ on the "future history" of Jack Vance. Those who are fans of TBOTNS but have not yet read Vance (particularly _The Dying Earth_ and its sequels, and _The Dragon Masters_ and its) should do so without unseemly delay! He manages to tie the "Demon Princes" books into the same history as _The Dying Earth_, a feat of mantic virtuosity.