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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 09:35:11 +0100
Subject: Re: (urth) Was Jonas a Chem?

On 06/09/2002 06:01:11 Andrew Reeves wrote:

>Something else that may or may not have come up in years past, but which
>I haven't noticed, is the question as to whether or not Jonas in not a
>chem who (like Marble) was repaired partially with human parts.  Indeed,
>there is a lot of weirdness going on with his personality that rather
>reminds me of what happened when Marble merged with Rose (not in the
>particulars, just that things are... odd).  Still, these are just random
>thoughts, and _New Sun_, having been written before _Long Sun_ would not
>take a future work into account.

My view is that Jonas' nature, beit robot / android / chem, cannot be
simply determined, if at all.

The impression I have is that the Chems were the product of Typhon/Pas'
relatively limited technology.  They concept may have been based on the
much more sophisticated created persons such as Jonas but no where near
matches it in execution.



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