From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: (urth) Silkicide, and When Does He Emerge? Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 09:17:03 -0700 Stephen Case: you have presented the best & most coherent argument for the "Silk commits suicide theory" I have ever encountered -- others may have expressed it before, but if they did it well enough for me to understand, I must have missed it (which is quite possible; I skim a lot of email when I'm busy). I'm about a third through rereading RTTW now & will watch this carefully. BTW, I'm afraid I have to back down on my support for the theory that Horn leaves the Silk body at the end of OBW. The process of Horn's receding and Silk's emerging may _begin_ there, but it's a gradual process: when Horn and Hide first astrally travel together to Green, Hide remarks that the Narrator looks a lot more like Horn than he does in Blanko. When they travel together to Urth in IGJ, he says that the resemblance is markedly less. --Blattid they're crawling on me --