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From: Alex David Groce <Alex_Groce@gs246.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) BLUE spoilers
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 12:04:36 

Another possible motive for delaying the embarkation, even if Blue/Green is
the Whorl's destination:  by the time of arrival, Pas seems to be communicating
less and not as "in control" as presumably at the start of the voyage.  On
Blue, the gods are even less active than on the Whorl (for obvious reasons),
but there are hints of gods arriving on Blue.  Perhaps Pas's plan would have
put him back definitively in control of things and so the other gods delayed
the plan for as long as possible (or, more precisely, Echidna delayed as long
as possible).

Now they are beginning to figure out how to show up on Blue.  Indeed, Passilk
is probably already there, in some form or other.  Of course, the references
to gods dropping down from the Whorl could refer to Horn's Silkized return--
or Passilkized return.  And bearing in mind what Nutria just said, surely
the Severian at the end of New Sun is in some ways more of a "god" than Pas
& co.

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
Alex David Groce (agroce+@cs.cmu.edu)
Ph.D. Student, Carnegie Mellon University - Computer Science Department
8112 Wean Hall (412)-268-3066

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