Akilles...I haven't read RAW's book but googled what I could on the 'Trilogy'.
It seems you're right on the money with your take on it...that it is disinformation. This is exactly why I normally stay away from such fictions and
your point is well taken.
When I began reading a lot (at age 10 or so), it was basically Science Fiction during it's heyday in the 60's. These authors like Bradbury, Farmer
and Asimov were, to me, the prophets of future social structure and in a lot of ways, it turns out this was so...
Somewhere along the line, sword and sorcery became a replacement for pure science fiction...necromancers instead of spacefaring adventurers. This had
the effect of souring me on fiction entirely. I'd already had my fill of it with the Conan books and started looking for a more relevant type of
reading material. This is how I became interested in all things theological.
Rather than be caught up in a whirlwind of fantasy, I needed to see what such mental meanderings were based on...and so my interest in Jeremy Benthams
head, La Morte D'Arthur, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail (ad nauseum)
I believe Umberto Eco belongs in that family of writers and philosophers...writing in order to create interest among the readership of those mysteries
which surround our theologies.
Here is an excerp from Foucaults Pendulum, where a character (supposedly the Count St. Germaine) is describing the third century AD;
"The age of the Antonines...The world was full of marvellous correspondences, subtle resemblances; the only way to penetrate them- and to be
penetrated by them- was through dreams, oracles, magic, which allows us to act on nature and her forces, moving like with like. Knowledge is elusive
and volatile, it escapes measurement. That's why the conquering god of that era was Hermes, inventor of all trickery, god of the crossroads and
thieves. He was also the creator of writing, which is the art of evasion and dissimulation and a navigation that carries us to the end of all
boundaries, where everything dissolves into the horizon, where cranes lift stones from the ground and weapons transform life into death, and water
pumps make heavy matter float, and philosophy deludes and deceives..."
Personally. I think ML was giving you a compliment when he called you 'young Goat'...we need these young Goats to chew the indigestibles of this
world and turn them into something useful.