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From: "Kevin J. Maroney" <kmaroney@ungames.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Pas, on disembarking: Howdy Neighbor
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 19:02:43 

At 04:45 PM 3/12/01 -0600, Nutria wrote:
>         Well, in terms of (a), why didn't Pas send in the Robot Armies to 
>wipe out the inhumi? That's a good question. At this point, I can only 
>assume that the Plan of Pas means humans must fend for themselves. Which 
>carries this corollary: That the robots are only for the Whorl, and the 
>Whorl was planned all along to make more than one stop.

"What was Typhon's purpose in lanunching the Whorl and was the
Blue/Green system the intended destination?"  Knowing Typhon as I do,
he probably had at least half a dozen purposes; but certainly one of
the chief must have been self-aggrandizement -- to return human kind
to the stars would be a very great thing indeed.  Yes, the Blue-Green
system was the intended destination.
Typhon did not know about the inhumi [and] would have done
everything possible to keep them out of the Whorl if he had.
--Gene Wolfe, 14 Jun 1997 

I suppose it's possible to assume that Typhon was a Neighbor and came to
Urth as its conquerer but somehow didn't know about the inhumi. But that
seems to be stretching credulity to support a theory which doesn't provide
interesting answers to any questions. 

   Kevin Maroney | Unplugged Games 
   kmaroney@ungames.com | (212) 777-1190

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