(urth) Re: Crush on Trial

Tony Ellis tonyellis69 at btopenworld.com
Fri Mar 25 10:18:48 PST 2005

Crush wrote:
>But Sev CAN objectively analyze both outcomes. He's not a Stalin, 
>Hitler, or Ozymandias killing multitudes to remake the world 
>according to some vision in their own minds.

And later:
>I could be recalling wrong but I understood Sev was quite
>busy on those streams of Time.

Well, this is the thing. Severian doesn't even start to travel the
streams of time until after he has returned to Urth from Yesod, New Sun
in tow. His very first time-hop takes him to the day the New Sun
arrives. After that it doesn't matter how busy he is on the streams of
time, or what he sees, because he's already brought the New Sun.

Severian does kill multitudes without making an objective analysis of
the outcome. And on a scale that makes Ozymandias look like Bob Geldof.

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