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From: "Alice Turner" <al@interport.net>
Subject: (urth) Starbirth
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1998 18:55:49 

>From: Derek Bell <dbell@maths.tcd.ie>

> Just to be contra-contradictory :-), there is also the
>oft-quoted passage "I tell you: one must have chaos in one, to give
>birth to a dancing star." Well, Severian doesn't create or *give
>birth* to the New Sun, but he is full of chaos - all those autarchial
>personas inside!

Er, ahem, let me note parentheticially that not only metaphorically and
mystically, but in some sense literally, the sexual union of Sev and Apheta
does indeed create or conceive the New Sun. Which is not exactly the same as
gving birth, but pretty close.


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