tBotNS 1:18 The Destruction of the Altar - Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

Severian and Agia take off for the Botanical Gardens. They get in a street race. They crash into the Cathedral of the Pelerines. The Claw goes missing.


  • CS Lewis Discusses God and Time and the First, Second, and Third Persons of the Trinity in ways that, James thinks, are especially applicable to the First and Second Severian:


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  • Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow
  • Clip from "I Am the Bandersnatch" from "The Hunting of the Snark"
  • Outro from "Rapid Roy (That Stock Car Boy)" by Jim Croce
  • Logo art by SonOfWitz

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