(urth) Silkhorn's mission after BotSS

James Wynn thewynns at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 5 10:38:07 PDT 2004

>>>Does the idea of Silk as galactic bringer of good news make
>>>anyone else appreciate the ending of BotSS more?

>> Hmmm.. Who will he take the "good news" too?

> Ummmm ... perhaps this is a literal reading of "In my Father's house
> there are many mansions."

Why not? But if so, the planets Neighbors and Inhumi do not strike me as
obvious exemplars of the missionary field that the Short Sun Narrator is
supposed to evangelize. We know nothing of the religion of the Neighbors (it
does not seem likely to me that Mother was an object of worship) and if they
were converted to the worship of the Outsider (the Narrator excluded) it is 
not so stated in the text AFAIK.

~ Crush

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready
in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
- George Orwell

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