(urth) Severians Later Appearance (Spoilers)
topkins at hotmail.co.uk
Tue Jan 12 07:47:45 PST 2010
Sorry If I wasn't clear but I was more asking why he felt
the need to add him to the Short Sun books in the first place? As it goes it
seems to me to be one of the worst ways to include him in the narrative, as it
is in a way that comes close to contradicting the text of the New Sun; and then
too explain it all away by saying he neglected to mention it, is either very
shoddy writing, (which I highly doubt in Wolfe’s case) or something more.
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:38:50 -0500
> From: brunians at brunians.org
> To: urth at lists.urth.net
> CC: urth at urth.net
> Subject: Re: (urth) Severians Later Appearance (Spoilers)
> He hadn't planned it out, Tom.
> When he wrote the New Sun he had no idea there was going to be a Short Sun.
> > One of the main problems I have difficulty understanding is
> > why Wolfe felt the need to include Severian in the Short Sun books. I am
> > unclear
> > on whether this is meant to be the Severian of the New Sun books, or his
> > first
> > iteration or maybe another. I find I am reluctant to accept that Severian
> > did
> > not include SilkHorn in the books because no one would believe him as he
> > states, because Severian includes many wild adventures which seem even
> > less
> > likely. Also I think it creates an inconsistency with Merryn appearing in
> > the
> > New Sun book, surely they would recognise each other to a greater extent
> > and I
> > can't imagine Severian neglecting to mention something in that regard in
> > the
> > narrative; especially as he mentions another brief meeting between them as
> > a
> > child.
> > In my mind It simply does not seem to add up, and I am convinced there is
> > something I am missing which makes for a more feasible explanation. As at
> > the
> > momment it comes across to me as shoddy and unneeded yet I feel this must
> > be a
> > fault with my own understanding of the text, rather than Wolfe’s work.
> > So I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts of theories on the matter, even If
> > it
> > happens to be it is the Severian from New Sun and he just fails to mention
> > SilkHorn.
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