(urth) Typhon's Confidence (plus some other questions)

Jeffery Wilson clueland.com jwilson at clueland.com
Mon Jan 27 21:31:52 PST 2014

On 1/27/2014 7:12 PM, Jonathan Goodwin wrote:
> How can Typhon be so cavalier about the presence of telepathic monsters
> in the sea? If his technology is still so much greater, why hasn't one
> of the Autarchs found and used it?

Some they have, but as Sev notes in a few places, much of the gear is 
password protected.

> Also, why does Jonas know so much about Erebus, etc.?

Jonas is widely traveled on Urth, including some time travel before his 
shipwreck. Also, as part machine, he may have better memory than Severian.

> I once, long ago, conjectured that Severian was lying about the whole
> event, as I could never quite accept the breaking of Piaton's nose. If
> Typhon is a telepath himself (or has mind-control technology). . .

He may be like Asimov's The Mule, in that he can bind minds without 
necessarily being able to read them.

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