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From: "Kevin J. Maroney" <kmaroney@crossover.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) Severian's Lies
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 14:20:26 

At 04:25 PM 12/17/98 GMT, Mantis wrote:
>One of Greg Feeley's list of "Severian's lies" is in chapter four,
>when Valeria mentions the Tower of Torment "where all who enter die
>in agony."
>Quote Severian: "I told her that, at least, was a fable."
>Then again, Feeley was flexible enough to note that the lie was based
>on the technicallity that the torturers themselves entered (and
>exited) on a daily basis without dying in agony.  FWIW!

Alternately, doesn't Severian state that occasionally prisoners die of
natural causes while awaiting their sentences?

Wombat, a.k.a. Kevin Maroney kmaroney@crossover.com
Kitchen Staff Supervisor, New York Review of Science Fiction

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