From: "James Wynn"
Subject: RE: (urth) Another Avern for you Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 11:41:20 -0500 >>>>Blattid said: >>>>The real reason they are "shadowless" is not >>>>given ... but note the title of the first volume of tBotNS. IIRC In "Castle of the Otter" Wolfe says that a shadow implies the sun because the sun *stands behind* (as in, supports, affirms, etc) the one that casts a shadow. Also, that the "shadow of the torturer" represents death when he performs an execution because he blots out the sun. It would have been cool if the Ascians *were* from the equator. It would have been very Lupine if they had been. I'm sure Wolfe would kick himself that he didn't think of it at the time. -- Crush --