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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" <ddanehy@siebel.com>
Subject: RE: (whorl) Voyage of the Whorl: Assumptions
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 14:41:05 

Jerry Friedman wrote:

> As for the century earlier, I don't follow that.  Typhon had two heads
> when the _Whorl_ was launched, and he still did when he "retired to his
> blameless couch".  Could he have been in that unpleasant state for a
> century?  

Indeed, no -- it's clear from his remarks to Severian (in SotL) that 
he expected this to be a very temporary state -- long enough for his
involuntary nervous system to learn its way around Piaton's body, no
more, and then he'd have Piaton removed. Nothing he says implies that
this expectation was mistaken (other than the delay enforced by his
(or their) having been freeze-dried for a chiliad or so, so it seems
we should conclude that his dessication and Ozymandification came not 
too long after his operation.


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