From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) Typhon's choices Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 07:31:21 +0100 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roy C. Lackey" > >Having one's head surgically grafted onto the hulking body of a slave > >(note: body upgrade here) is unambiguously a continuity of experience for > >the old form. > > If Typhon never lost consciousness during the operation, then I could agree. > But I think it's almost 100% certain that he lost consciousness at some > point, if not from anesthesia, then the decollation itself. Well, even deep anaesthesia does not turn your brain off completely. But basically I think Typhon would not submit to havng his identity/soul/ka uploaded into a machine and squirted down into a clone for the simple reason that he could trust no-one and could never allow himself to be helpless. In fact, now you have said it, I bet that he underwent the transplant op fully conscious and with his tongue wrapped round the trigger of some failsafe device that would have killed the surgeons if he died or even became unconscious. The thought of a story from the POV of one of these surgeons floats into my mind. They say Wolfe reads this list, but how could he possibly be influenced to write such a story? Not by direct request. Time to go and prepare my sacrifical knife . . hartshorn --