From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: Re: (urth) Malrubius' ghost Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 00:18:22 -0500 Don, replying to Dan'l's sound post wrote: >I see no reason to doubt your conclusion since Silk/Malrubius appears >to Sev before the aquastor. Besides, if Silk can travel through time >as well as space (and in an expanding universe wouldn't time travel >necessarily involve motion?) it is possible that he is Malrubius in >actuality. Even if this isn't the case, I see no real contradiction. As Dan'l also wrote in that post: >Nah. Much more likely that Wolfe hadn't invented Silk yet then. I agree. Malrubius could not be Silk in actuality. Malrubius may have been some sort of mentor to Sev, but that's not saying much; Hitler also liked dogs. Malrubius was a Master in a guild that hurt and maimed and killed people for a living. Silk was much nearer the opposite end of the moral spectrum. He could never have done those things to people; it's just not his nature. Hell, he thought he had sinned when he "killed" a talus, a stupid _machine_ that was trying to kill him. -Roy --