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From: m.driussi@genie.com
Subject: (urth) Saltus Mine Deep One
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 98 17:54:00 GMT

It is good to step back and recall that the reason why we continue to
turn this one over (and why alga waxes huffy against Wolfe, showing
that he is both extra special and unique <g>) is that Severian
basically says, IIRC, yeah, I didn't know the name of that critter
then but I do (or I think I do) now.  Which makes it into a clear
riddle for the reader, suggesting that we've been given enough clues
to figure it out.

The central answer, then, is a specific name (what, again?! <g>).
For all we know, it might be "Abaddon," the angel guarding the pit of
hell (if "Abaddon" <> subspace and "Abaddon" <> planet Mercury!).

Maybe there is a bit of Jesus's visit to hell--in Dante's work wasn't
there something about landscape shifting earthquake(s) caused by the
passage of the saviour?


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