(urth) AEG: Rian's mother

Roy C. Lackey rclackey at stic.net
Wed Oct 7 00:15:27 PDT 2009

Dave Tallman quoted and wrote:

> > Everything happens just as it happened in the book. Cassie changed
> > by going into the past. She went to Woldercan and found her lost love
> > if only for a while. She gained a child who is a little bit of the man
> > loved.
> >
> I agree this is as plausible as the Pavlatos case. I'm still troubled
> that Sharon Bench knows both Rian and his mother fairly well. (She knows
> that Rian is "too brave" for example, and charges Cassie to protect
> their privacy (pp. 25-26). If Cassie/Rian's Mama is keeping in the
> background, why reconnect with anyone who knew her in the past? It seems
> like a risky thing to do.

Not to pick on your Margaret-as-Cassie theory <g>, but it's not as risky as
Margaret going to work for her younger self. I doubt that Sharon knew Rian's
mama well enough to sit down to tea and biscuits. She was a celebrity
reporter in a smallish city. Cassie may just have wanted to use Sharon to
keep tabs on her younger self.


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