(urth) Short Sun blog review
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Thu Sep 23 03:20:48 PDT 2010
> Gerry Quinn-
> I don't see anything in that story to suggest that Spring Wind was
> Typhon. It does appear that Spring Wind is extraterrestrial. He
> fought on Urth, and sometimes his armies caused devastation among
> humankind (and food for wolves), at least locally. But in the long
> history of Urth there must have been many such. Where is the
> indication that Spring Wind conquered or ruled the planet? What
> characteristics, other than his being a reasonably dominant
> warrior/leader, and some doubtful etymology, induce you to associate
> him with Typhon?
I think the etymology is not dubious at all. To me, it's a fairly overt
reference. Not at all subtle. It's analogous to, say, having a story in
the Brown book that refers to a black cloaked figure named The One Who
Demanding more evidence than this from a story that didn't even overtly
identify Severian as the Conciliator or the New Sun seems to be
demanding something one would never expect to get.
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