(urth) Ship Volant

Son of Witz sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Wed Feb 18 10:36:57 PST 2009

I thought the text was pretty clear about making them mirrored, yet flexible. Silvered Sails.  I don't think they are rigid, and I believe we encounter masts with sails unfurled. I need to check though.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Matthew Malthouse [mailto:matthew at calmeilles.co.uk]
>Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 10:32 AM
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>Subject: Re: (urth) Ship Volant
>At 16:57 18/02/2009, you wrote:
>>Additionally, I think there are hints that the sails in the Ship are
>>more like the mirrors in Father Inire's quarters than standard solar
>More than hints: in Urth the apports that arrive on the ship do so 
>via the mirrored sails that face each other.  I think Severian 
>compares them to the book in which two mirrors face themselves and 
>thereby accumulate power which he is shown in his first visit to the 
>House Absolute.
>Prosaicly solar sails would surely be most efficient if morrored 
>would they not?
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