automatthew at gmail.com
Thu May 18 17:03:51 PDT 2006
On May 18, 2006, at 2:47 PM, Roy C. Lackey wrote:
> It must have been pretty damn awkward for Severian to conduct a
> dialogue with them during those years, because each day they would
> know less
> than the day before, from his point of view. I know it sounds
> goofy, but it
> had to be that way. Their first meeting with him was outside his
> on the Ship, and they didn't know anything about him, except possibly
> whatever they had been briefed on, presumably by the Hierogrammates.
Severian could get around the time reversal problem by planning (and
then remembering) to tell the Hierodules everything important on his
meeting/their farewell day. Then they would know everything by
report from their first encounter with Severian.
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