(urth) Ship Citadel

Duncan Truter dtruter at gmail.com
Sat May 6 04:59:47 PDT 2006

there's a part where he compares his tower to other structures that
were not meant to fly (to paraphrase) in one of the first four
books... I can't remember :)

On 5/6/06, thalassocrat at nym.hush.com <thalassocrat at nym.hush.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 06 May 2006 14:16:34 +1000 b sharp
> <bsharporflat at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >Well, interesting.  Roy's reference to Urth XXXV was illuminating
> >actually
> >in that an officer tells Severian he is being taken, "To the old
> >port.  One
> >of the hulks there has been fitted up to hold prisoners". So
> >perhaps the
> >Citadel is constructed of more than one old ship.  But spaceship
> >it is, as
> >evidence by these other passages:
> <snippety>
> Actually, I think it is very clear that the individual "towers" in
> the Citadel are spaceships. The Citadel itself isn't.
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