macronaut at yahoo.com
Fri May 5 10:09:12 PDT 2006
Hethor wouldn't need special powers to move backward
in time if he had been a crewman on Tzadkiel's ship, a
la Gunnie/Burgundofara. Speaking of which, where is
the little gray man on the ship mentioned?
I don't know about shapeshifting, but the Hethor-Purn
connection is hard to ignore -- Hethor's talk about
feeding the "dying pets," and Purn feeding the apports
and noting that most of them die. So Purn seems a
likely candidate to me. Unless the gray man was
working in the apport zoo too.
This wiki thing is sounding better all the time,
especially if entries included page citations.
--- Matthew King <automatthew at gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 5, 2006, at 8:21 AM, b sharp wrote:
> > Perhaps somewhere in the archives it was suggested
> that it meant
> > Hethor
> > killed his shipmates (and ate them or fed them to
> his pets?)
> More evidence that we need a wiki. Bless Google,
> but I can't find
> things in the archive when I need them.
> > Either way, I'll still stick to my interpretation
> on the Thecla,
> > Hethor and
> > maybe Appian connection, for now.
> The paracoita does seem more important than a mere
> fembot, if only
> because she is introduced in our introduction to
> His immediate assumption of familiarity with
> Severian in that scene
> struck me today. Is it possible that Hethor lives
> backward in time?
> Does this mesh with the theory of a fallen
> counterpart to Tzadkiel?
> I can't remember what happened at Severian's last
> encounter with
> Hethor, which by this conjecture would be Hethor's
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