(urth) ship citadel

Roy C. Lackey rclackey at stic.net
Sat May 6 23:11:39 PDT 2006

Bsharp wrote:

>Okay, some misunderstanding. I thought it was being argued that no part of
>the citadel was a spaceship. It seems the concensus is that only parts of
>were spaceships (especially if Duncan Truter's citation can be found and it
>does sound familiar to me).

He must be thinking of a long paragraph in chapter XXX of CLAW, when
Severian was thinking of his childhood visit to the witches' tower, where he
first saw Merryn. His description of that tower shows it to be merely a tall
building, after the fashion of modern skyscrapers. It lacked the solidity he
was used to in his old spaceship home.


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