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From: "Dan'l Danehy Oakes" <DDANEHYO@us.oracle.com>
Subject: (urth) Multiple Severian Disorder
Date: 12 May 98 14:58:14 

While we can count the various resurrected Severians (Severiim?
Severiani?) as different, they're all part of the same "release"
-- I'd call them Sev2.1, Sev2.2, etc., as opposed to Sev1, the
un-White-Fountained version.  And (I repeat) the most reasonable
explanation of _that_ "first Severian" is that he lived in an
"erased" timeline, one where the Hierodules et alia did not 
interfere in his life.  

On the other hand, I am in complete awe of the Severian-as-Archie
Andrews theory.  It explains so much.  Valeria, obviously, is
Sabrina, the Teen-Aged Witch.  Triskele is Hot Dog.  Dr. Talos
is, obviously, Mr. Wetherbee, while the Old Autarch is Pop of 
Pop's Soda Shoppe.

I clearly have wasted too much time on the religious aspects of
this series; it all seems so clear now...


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