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From: "Kieran Cleary" <kcleary@tinet.ie>
Subject: (whorl) Re: Ask Gene Wolfe
Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 11:43:00 +0000

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

This is like the three wishes problem ("I wish for infinite wishes"). 
I guess I'd have to ask "What was Typhon's purpose in launching the 
Whorl and was the Blue/Green system the intended destination?"
Somebody will have to arbitrate as to whether that's two questions, 
but I can't help feeling that Mr. Wolfe will be tricksy in his 

BTW, Michael Richman: somewhere in tBotNS, Severian says "Have I said 
that time turns our lies into truth?" referring to a number of similar
situations (his armiger disguise which made him seem "a pilgrim bound 
for some vague northern shrine" amongst them).


Kieran Cleary
Senior Research Engineer
North West Labs
Finisklin Industrial Estate
Republic of Ireland

Tel. +353 71 69441
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