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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) homeopathic doses of Typhon (2)
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 16:49:57 

On 30 Mar 2001, Dan Parmenter wrote:

> > To put it another way, Silk is now Autarch of the Whorl because he
> > has consumed Typhon and knows all the passwords.
> Right.  And consider, if the "Horn lives" hypothesis is correct,
> you've got SilkHornPas running around on the old Whorl: the body and
> mind of a superhero with the "love vibe", the mind of a tyrant and the
> mind of an expert propagandist.  A terrifying thought.  

I should also point out, in the part you quote above, I was referring to
the downloaded mainframe version of Silk, aka Passilk.  I didn't mean to
say that the human Silk had consumed Typhon and had the run of the Whorl
(although that would make a neater parallel with Severian).


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