Dabbling In Fringe Science
Anybody read "The Book of the Long Sun"?
I haven't read it, and IŽd like to know if it might be relevant to Fringe.
In Wikipedia's article, there's a character -Maytera Mint- described as follows:
Maytera Mint is one of the sibyls of the Sun Street manteion. Initially rather shy, her concern starts the relationship between Patera Silk and the sneak-thief Auk. She is eventually inhabited by a piece of the deity Kypris, goddess of love. Kypris does not completely possess Maytera Mint, and the incomplete personality transfer gives Maytera Mint a newfound assertiveness.
At the funeral sacrifice for Maytera Rose, Maytera Mint presides over the sacrifices because Patera Silk has not yet returned from being captured by the Ayuntamiento. There is a theophany, during which the queen goddess Echidna appears and proclaims Mint to be her "sword" in the revolution against the Ayuntamiento. Leading a band of dissatisfied citizens, she becomes General Mint in Silk's army, facing off against the City Guard and eventually Viron's force of chem "soldiers."
"It has arrived!"
Judging by the wiki article you posted, I can see how it relates to the show and what it means to the further plot of this season.
Olivia could be seen as Mint. Just like Mint, Olivia has received a memory transfer. Both Fringe divisions could be seen as the dissatisfied citizens and Olivia can be seen as their weapon against Viron. In the end she will most likely face off against Jones. Jones and his bio-enhanced army could be seen as the city of Viron and there "chem" soldiers.
Sadly, I never read this book though.
Last edited by MassivelyDynamic; 03-31-2012 at 09:06 PM.
I haven't read it either, but I'll be keeping an eye out for it now.
It's possible there's no relevance to Fringe per se other than being a book series the writers were familiar with. I don't remember all the past scenes involving the book shop guy (sorry, I can't think of his name at the moment)-- did he ever mention TBOTLS to Olivia or Peter in any of them? Remember, they knew he'd never met either of them yet in this timeline, and wanted some way to peak his interest. Mentioning a series they knew he was partial to would have done it.
I hope they at least bought the book, given how much help Markham provided. (It wasn't the book that was obscure, it was the cuneiform.)
The beginning premise of the Solar Cycle is that Earth is dying. This seems relevant and interesting to the Fringe plot.
"the lake of the long sun" reminds me Peter's rebirth at Reiden Lake. Peter has very often been associated to the sun and the light.