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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) Jonas
Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 16:36:47 

On Wed, 26 May 1999, Robert Borski wrote:

> Yet another possiblility still: the grinder may be the
> human killed when Jonas's landing ship crashes, and from whom he harvests
> his organic parts. But how can this be? Hasn't the crash in question taken
> place in the past, thereby vitiating this supposition? Not necessarily. For
> isn't Jonas, a former servitor of the Hierodules, from Yesod? And wouldn't
> his sense of time, like that of his creators, run counter to ours? This
> would allow for Jonas/Sidero to have crashed in the future, harvested what
> he needed from the killed tinker, and then lived his life backwards (at
> least from our frame of reference) until the point he encounters Severian,
> who assists him in his quest to return home, thereby ending his long period
> of exile. 

Perhaps the best Wolfe-fan-fiction Mr. Borski has written to date.


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