From: "Tony Ellis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Re: (urth) Black Sun, Wh Date: 16 Feb 1998 17:02:38 +0100 [Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works] = 16/02/98 = 09:37 RE>Re: (urth) Black Sun, White Fountain Kieran Cleary wrote: >So to be explicit: It seems plausible that the black hole in the Old Sun = is >*directly* connected to the White Fountain. Energy/matter exiting = through >the black hole in the Old Sun appears from the mouth of the White = Fountain. I love the economy of this theory, but... We are told that the White = Fountain is releasing energy from another universe into our own. Also, In TUOTNS = we get to see the White Fountain being created. Since this takes place in Yesod I would assume that this is the universe from which the fountain draws its energy. Rostrum wrote: >Except I still obviously don't understand anything because if the world >Severian returns to is a whole new universe, then the Urth of the first >four books never gets a New Sun, it just dies with the old one. Severian doesn't return to a new universe. He visits a new one when he goes to Yesod, but the universe he returns to is the same old one he left.