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From: Jim Jordan <jbjordan@gnt.net>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Zany Outsider clarification
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 02:19:45 

[Posted from WHORL, the mailing list for Gene Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun]

At 11:58 AM 4/21/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Which brings me to another pet theory, which I don't think has yet been
>discussed here. The ability to transfer a personality to a machine and the
>further ability to "download" into a human host seems to have an obvious
>application, given Typhon's personality. When the Whorl arrives at
>Blue/Green, the Gods download themselves into suitable receptacles
>and lead the cargo/colonists as (demi?)gods.

	The question is: Is it possible for the gods to do this away from
Mainframe? Can they do it once their hosts leave the Whorl? My guess is
"no." Do we have any information to lead us to one conclusion or the other?


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