Subject: RE: (urth) finally - a mechanism: baptism Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 10:41:00 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
> Yeah, but in the interview Wolfe said it was purely=20 > supernatural,=20 Oops. I fergot all about that... > and my question was whether it as purely "scientific" or > both in a parallel way. I agree that we really seem to > "need" something more than just a spiritual link between > Silk and Severian; I was just pointing out that if this > is all there turns out to be, it is not wholly unlupine. Okay, I'll buy that. > > > In this narrative the Outsider is a player, though only=20 > > > openly an occasional one. > > > >With the exception of Silk's enlightenment, does the > >Outsider make any other interventions that don't have alternate,=20 > >"naturalistic" explanations? >=20 > Is there another explanation for Silk's resurrection? Ummm, he was only mostly-dead? (If he was completely dead, they'd have gone through his pockets for loose cardbits.) The piece of Severian that (I think it's) Don says is going=20 to be in him resurrected him? Gene Wolfe did it? Oh well ... Yeah, I'm just futzing. Clearly the Outsider acts as a major player a _lot_ in the Long/Short books, not least in the Eucharist on Blue. --Blattid --