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From: "Andy Robertson" 
Subject: Re: (urth) 5HC: Shadow Children in the Lupiverse?
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 22:24:07 +0100

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From: "Tony Ellis" 
> The other thing about the prehistoric colonisation idea is that it gets
> raised in all three novellas. That makes me feel it's an idea we're
> to consider seriously.

I suggest that T5HOC is a book with a lot to say about Colonialism and its
aftermath.      The Abos have to be there because they are Wolfe's major
theme.   They have to be near-identical with the colonists so that the minor
theme of identity and subversion can be invoked.   ((Their "white" phenotype
and such minor consequences of that as the "pink" sun follow.))

I suggest that Wolfe was driven by this and threw in the stuff about
prehistoric Starcrossers as persiflage and tergiverseration.   There is
actually no solution, he wanted it left a mystery.



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