(urth) AI souls
thewynns at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 7 11:20:44 PST 2004
>What Apheta's speech-through-silence has always reminded me of
>was the prophet (was it Ezekiel? Can't recall) who listened for God's
>voice only to find Him speaking in a quiet breeze.
It was Elijah. It reminds me of the spirit of the dead witch in THE KNIGHT,
whose voice could be heard in the falling rain.
I'm not convinced there's anything important thematically about Apheta's
method of speech (surprisingly, since I tend to see purpose in so many
things that others don't). It strikes me as a clever possibilitythat has
caught Wolfe's fancy...speaking through anti-sound...the louder the noise
the more clearly one can be heard, etc.
This discussion has filled my mind with so many things and changed my view
on some things. I'll try to post something tonight.
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