- The quality of silence in the canoe, from the absence of speech to a reverential hush. (343)
- Indifferent silence (vi) (Thanks, Adam)
- Silent as the dead (29)
- A funereal silence (45)
- Evolving silence (118)
- A heavy, beaten silence (119)
- Stenfalk’s death is perfectly, maddeningly silent (175)
- S experiences a different sort of silence (399)
- Conspiratorial silence (409)
- Sola’s silence contains a reply (434)
- Dead silence after the old agent makes his introduction of EVVI (437)
- Settled silence as the voices in S’s head finally cease (450)
Other references to silence…
- Nemec, Pfeifer’s new name, means mute or silence. Contrast this with Pfeifer, which means piper or flutter player. (Thanks, Adam Laceky).
- In The Territory, S encounters a baby – an infant – the child of Anca and Waqar. The word infant means not speaking. (Thanks again, Adam Lacekcy).
- Straka is unable to hear sounds in certain frequencies (Fn3, p45).
- The immigrant who rents the barrel organ is tone deaf (p8). He is also unable to communicate with the organ owner due to language barriers.
- The Winter City – no one can speak to or hear each other even though they can almost see each other (Adam Laceky).
- Maelstrom is “free to speak” while his crew is not.
- Stenfalk is unable to speak due to a fit of coughing (p86).
- S’s memory is silent abou his past.
- S and Sola have difficulty speaking directly to each other for most of the book.
- FXC claims to have a tin ear (p307). (Adam Laceky)
Do you see other references to silence? Comment below…