(urth) Severians Later Appearance (Spoilers)

John Watkins john.watkins04 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 09:58:30 PST 2010

I think (I hope) that James simply means that the Rajan is the person who
identified himself as Hyacinth's father to Silk.

Not that the Rajan actually fathered Hyacinth.

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:56 PM, Charles Tallman <rocketsunner at gmail.com>wrote:

>  James Wynn wrote:
>> Incidentally, understanding that the Rajan is time-traveling through
>> Viron makes viable my personal opinion about the identity of
>> Hyacinth's "father" (an employee at the Juzgado whom Silk mentions
>> that he met with but whom never makes an "on-screen" appearance--even
>> at the wedding). It was the Rajan again. Silk's mother wanted him to
>> take that career path rather than the priesthood, and he himself muses
>> that that he should have gone that way. So the Rajan takes advantage
>> of dream-travel to finally realize that hope.
> You mean to say that Silk/Horn was the father of the woman he loved and married? Not to mention the horrific bad parenting of sex-changing his son Hyacinthus and
> selling him to someone for a career advancement.
> This is too squicky for me to contemplate, especially from the enlightened/good Silk.
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