(urth) Baldanders

Rob Davies robertedavies at earthlink.net
Wed May 17 13:26:24 PDT 2006

I agree with Dan'l. I have always read Baldanders to be a human who, like Typhon, used science/technology to enhance himself.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Dan'l Danehy-Oakes <danldo at gmail.com>
>Sent: May 17, 2006 4:22 PM
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>Subject: Re: (urth) Baldanders
>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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