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From: Peter Westlake <peter@harlequin.co.uk>
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: Digest urth.v028.n049
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 10:17:58 +0100

At 18:22 1999-10-07 -0400, Michael Straight wrote:
>As for rumors that Severian may be involved somehow in the Short Sun
>books, I am prejudiced against the idea.  The Typhon bit works because
>it's such a minor connection.   But the feel of these two series is so
>different, I have trouble imagining them being brought together without
>one seeming out of place.  (I haven't read _Blue_ yet, so I can't say
>anything about the 'feel' of that book.)

There's also the problem that by the end of _Urth_ Severian has
acquired god-like magical powers, and such heroes are famously
difficult to deal with in fiction. Everything's too easy.


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