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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 10:38:06 +0100
Subject: RE: (urth) Some problems if the Pancreator/Outsider is theHoly Tr

On 12/06/2002 20:13:50 Michael Straight wrote:

>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.

For no pertinent reason:  Mary Gentle's "Ash"



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