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From: Peter Westlake <peter@harlequin.co.uk>
Subject: Re: (urth) Re:  Digest urth.v019.n011
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 1998 10:14:56 +0100

At 23:45 1998-10-06 -0500, you wrote:
>   Is there a FAQ?  I think we need one for some important plot 
>points such as "Who is Severian's mother?"  and "Who is Dorcas?"
>and "Who is Severian's Father?"
>   A completely unrelated point:  Do you believe the wounded soldier in
>CotA is really Jonas returned?  Severian thinks so, but that doesn't 
>mean that he's right.  I just never found Sev's reasoning very 

I'm very taken with prion's theory that Severian is recreating people
from memory, rather like the creation of an aquastor. See his post (from
the account "mary whalen") on 1998-08-01. Under this theory Severian would
be "rewriting" the soldier's mind to match his (S's) memory of Jonas, which
would account for it taking such a long time. Read the original mail; it's
very good.

Spectacled Bear.

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