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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 11:54:04 +0000
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: The irrigation of Lune

On 04/03/2002 07:09:45 Roy C. Lackey wrote:

>Who is responsible for the black hole in the sun is an important plot
>it seems to me, because it bears directly on the ultimate goal of the
>Cycle; the pretext for, and the coming of, the New Sun. If Man, in his
>presumptive arrogance, caused the wounding of the sun, that is one thing.
>agents of the Increate caused it, as retribution, that is something else
>entirely. I have always adhered to the latter view, and I think the
>of evidence from the fifth volume of the series supports that view.

Why "Retribution"?

The Increate's servants seem to be looking for - or even forcing - some
sort of redemption in Man. If they are responsible for the wounding of the
sun (a view I favour) I'd be more inclined to see it as a stimulus or goad
pushing towards that goal.



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