(urth) Silk/Horn in the Matachin Tower

Antonin Scriabin kierkegaurdian at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 06:15:00 PST 2013

The scene where Severian brings Silk/Horn writing implements seems to be a
one-on-one conversation.  Silk/Horn presumably gets Severian started
writing his own memoir after giving him some writing tips.

Also, I don't necessarily think that Typhon would have mentioned the *Whorl*.
Is it too much to ask for Silk/Horn traveling both in space and time when
visiting Urth?

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 9:07 AM, Gerry Quinn <gerry at bindweed.com> wrote:

>  *From:* Antonin Scriabin <kierkegaurdian at gmail.com>
>  > Is there indication in *The Book of the New Sun *that any of the
> clients at the
>  > time of Severian's childhood might in fact be Silk/Horn?  If Wolfe had
> the
>  > vision and plan for the "Solar Cycle" in this depth back while writing
> *TBONS*,
>  > that would be most impressive.
>  Gurloes used to ‘talk to’ (or taunt, who knows) the mad clients in the
> lowest floor.  But I don’t recall any mention of Severian ever encountering
> several clients held together, and Silk/Horn was always with a group.
> I don’t believe any such thesis is feasible.  Typhon would have had to
> make a reference – albeit perhaps oblique - to launching the Whorl.
> Anything else would be, in Wolfe’s terms, “lame” – just as he said it would
> have been lame not to have Silk/Horn visit Severian.
> - Gerry Quinn
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