Subject: RE: (urth) The Claw Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 11:07:40 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
There are more posts in Roy C. Lackey's posts than are dremt=20 of in your philosophy: > It also didn't work for Jonas. Sev couldn't even restore him=20 > to the condition he had been in before he got zapped, much=20 > less reach back in time to restore him to the way he was=20 > before his ship crashed. Didn't work for Jolenta, either,=20 > though Sev had known her both before she was bitten and=20 > before she was Jolenta. I seem to recall some discussion of this in the past ... but ... it seems to me that the common factor between Jonas and Jolenta -- aside from their names beginning with the syllable "Jo" -- would consist in their both having an artificial nature (though Jolenta _begins_ as a natural person, Doctor T. artifically enhances her ... sort of the Pamela Anderson of posthistory).=20 Perhaps the Claw (or Severian) cannot heal artificial persons, but only natural persons ... --Blattid --