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Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Fri Sep 24 22:14:40 PDT 2010

On 9/24/2010 11:29 AM, Dave Tallman wrote:
> Lee Berman wrote:
>     Jeff, your argument below on the more modest, machine assisted
>     abilities of Typhon is a good one. What isn't addressed, for me, are
>     the similar abilities of the Mandragora. Within your framework of
>     thinking are you saying the Mandragora has similar machinery to
>     Typhon's at his disposal? Or that Typhon and the Mandragora are
>     unrelated? Or something else?
> I am not persuaded that the Mandragora has anything to do with Typhon.
> There are a couple of unanswered questions with this theory.
> 1) Why would a clone of Typhon be stored in the Autarch's visiting room?
> Typhon wasn't an Autarch -- the title wasn't invented in his time. The
> Matachin Tower was just part of a prison then.

I just posted a quote from URTH that seems to say that there were 
Autarchs before Typhon, and in SWORD Typhon answers to the title of 
Autarch without correction or comment to Severian.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
Computational Intelligence Laboratory - Texas A&M Texarkana
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