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Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 06:59:55 -0700
From: maa32 
Subject: (urth) brief "purpose of Whorl" reply

Recently, the interview in which Wolfe claimed that Blue and Green where the 
destination of Typhon was put forth, and that his purpose was returning man to 
the stars.  I don't think this destroys the Blue is Urth idea.  I have always 
insisted that Typhon wanted to re-colonize, and that he knew that the Urth was 
facing a calamity, and that he wanted his ship to return.  I think it just 
returned much later in time than he planned, but still tried to drop off a 
copy of Pas/Typhon to be worshipped on the "new" ancestral home of mankind.  
THEN it continued on its way outward to the stars, as it left at the end, 
after insuring that Typhon (or at least some memory of him as Pas) was left 
behind in the minds of the new inhabitants - self aggrandizement was always 
his theme, and he wanted to leave a marker that would outlive and immortalize 
him. Then mankind could go back out to the stars, after the plan of Pas was 
fulfilled.  That's the best I can do now.
Marc Aramini


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