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From: Dan Parmenter <dan@lec.com>
Subject: (urth) Re: Kimleesoong and the Dating of the Autarchy
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 10:35:33 

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From: C R Culver <CRCulver@aol.com>

>There has often been talk on this list of how far in the future the
>Commonwealth of Severian's time is. I was perplexed, however, at the personage
>of Kimleesoong (Kim Lee Soong) that Jonas mentions in the antechamber of the
>House Absolute. Jonas says that he is seven generations removed from the
>current generation. 

Isn't it the prisoners who make this claim?  And isn't it also
mentioned that some of the previous generation also claimed to be
seventh generation descendants of the original prisoners?  I don't
have the book with me so I'll have to double check that.  Maybe it's
just part of their lore: "We're all seventh generation prisoners..."


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