From: "Andrew Bollen"
Subject: Re: (urth) Wolfe; it hurts! Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 15:10:55 +1000 Seth writes: > Second, and I KNOW this has been debated before so just feel free to ignore > it if it's redundant, what the HECK is going on with Merryn at the end of > the Book of the Short Sun? Even ignoring the reference to her being other > than human, why does Severian seemingly deny knowledge of a sister when > confronted with the fact that he has the name of a twin in BOTNS, but > acknowledges to SilkHorn that she is his sister at the end of BOSS? Unless I've missed it, I don't think Sev makes this claim. It's Merryn who says: "He's my brother ... We're brothers & sisters, we witches & torturers" (Ch 13). I don't think there's any claim of real kinship in that, just some smart-ass irony. What's the reference to her being other than human? --