(urth) Hut in the Jungle
jwilson at io.com
Thu Mar 19 04:44:16 PDT 2009
Son of Witz wrote:
> no no.
> It's not just "cute". it's fairly profound. it's literal, and it's a
> good example of why I've been saying the time loop is intractable.
> Things in this story's past have their roots in it's temporal future.
> I know it's a steady refrain from me, but Amphisbaena, Amphisbaena
And Clarke and Teilhard De Chardin are riding it.
> He's suggesting they ARE Frankensein, and the "particular past event
> that Talos is referring to" is the writing of Frankenstein and other
> Promethean stories.
> Dizzyingly awesome idea.
To me it is most interesting for the implication that some adaptation of
_FRANKENSTEIN_ survives to be popular enough that Dr Talos expects
Severian to be familiar with it.
Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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