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Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 15:13:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: RE: (urth) Some problems if the Pancreator/Outsider is theHoly Tr

On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:

> Rostrum saith:
> > If you're going to count the intros/appendix where Wolfe talks about
> > translating Severian's manuscript, Wolfe directly refers to all the
> > stuff of Severian's time being in the future, or "futurity."
> Yes. But on the other hand, he also writes of having been allowed
> to tour and photograph the "surviving" buildings of that distant
> future period. Which seems to put the distant future into the distant
> past and make the whole thing cyclic after all, dunnit?

To me, at that point it became obvious the whole thing was a joke and not
meant to have any real bearing on Severian's story.



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