danldo at gmail.com
Wed May 17 13:22:08 PDT 2006
The text, of course. Baldanders is a human scientist attempting
to achieve a kind of godhood. If this isn't clear, I can only say,
read more closely, especially the sequence (in CLAW) where the
touring company breaks up and, of course, the sequence (in
SWORD) in the castle by Lake Diuturna.
On 5/17/06, pthwndxrclzp <aquastor at gmail.com> wrote:
> And you base your unequivocal conclusion upon...?
> On 5/17/06, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes <danldo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ummm ... no. Baldy is not a "baby Abaia," he is a human who
> > aspires to the state of Abaiahood. Given that Abaia seems to
> > be a kind of demonic being, this is equivalent to saying that
> > Baldanders is almost utterly corrupt. He is, I think, an example
> > of the "secular sorceror" that affectionate uncle Screwtape
> > tells his nephew will be Hell's ultimate achievement.
> > --Dan'l
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